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Text copied from TM-43-0001-36, 1994


Use:

The antitank practice mine M10 simulates the M7 series of light, inert, antitank mines and is used for training in the proper methods and precautions to be observed in the care, handling, laying, booby trapping, arming, and disarming of high explosive service antitank mines.



Description:
The antitank practice mine M10 consists of a rectangular, steel container, shipped empty, and is loaded with sand in the field. A primary fuze well for the practice fuze M604 is located in the top center of the mine. The smoke charge is contained in the fuze. A secondary fuze well is provided in one end of the mine for insertion of a secondary fuze for booby trapping purposes. It is taped to take any 9/16-inch threaded firing device. such as the M1 or M2, and closed with a plug to which the mine carrying cord is attached. The sand loading port is closed with a twist lock cap, supplied separately.
The M10 practice mine is inert except for primer and smoke charges in the primary fuze and small charges in secondary fuze firing devices, when used. The practice fuze M604 is mounted in the top of the mine and covered by the movable striker plate of the mine and is directly activated by an external force of 120 to 240 pounds. The M10 practice mine is booby trapped with a regular firing device threaded directly into the secondary fuze well. No igniter charge or blasting cap should be used in the firing device. Practice mine M10 is activated by a force of 120 to 240 pounds on the striker .plate. This force acts directly on the practice fuze M604. Functioning of the fuze ignites a smoke charge, which emits a cloud of smoke and creates a noise. When booby trapped, the mine is activated by a pull wire. Functioning of the firing device indicates activation of the mine.

Tabulated Data:
Model number........................M10
Type ................................AT, Practice
Drawings:
Assembly...........................82-0-156
Weight - fuzed &
ballasted............................8.2 lb
Dimensions:
Body ................................2-1/2 x 5 x 7 in.
Material ................................Steel
Thread:
Primary fuze well...............None
Secondary fuze well ..........0.563-12 NC
Fuzes ...............................M604 Practice