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Use:
The practice antitank mine M79 simulates the HE antipersonnel mine M74 and the HE antitank mine M75 and is used for training purposes. The mine is emplaced by the ground vehicle mine dispenser M128.



Description:
The mine is cylindrical in shape, and is similar in appearance to the antipersonnel mine M74 and the antitank mine M75.
The mine is inert and it is fabricated of thick-wall steel tubing with a sheet metal closure lid staked in each end. The mines are shipped and stored in a sealed, desiccated container. The container holds 8 sleeves, each containing 5 mines, for a total of 40 mines per container. The containers are palletized, with six containers per pallet.

Functioning:
There is no explosive functioning of this mine.

Tabulated Data:
Mine, Antitank, Practice: M79:
Painting .............................Blue
Marking .............................White
Height (max) .....................2.60 in. (6.60 cm)
Diameter (max) .................4.77 in. (12.12 cm)
Weight...............................3.55 lb (1.61 kg)
Material .............................Steel tubing
Operational Temperature
Limits.....................Not applicable
Explosive weight per
mine ................................None (inert)

Source: TM 43-0001-36 Ammunition Data Sheets for Landmines