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

Use:
Inert mine M80 is used for training personnel in the precautions and proper methods to be observed in the care, handling, laying and arming, booby trapping (using an activator/firing device without primer), and disarming of heavy nonmetallic mine, M19.



Description:
This mine and fuze are completely inert (contain no explosive). They are constructed of parts identical to those used in the M19 service mine and the M606 service fuze.

NOTE
The threading of the secondary fuze wells will therefore accept the M1 or M2 activators, which should never be used. Use only the M1 practice activator, despite the lack of good fit.

Functioning:
There is not explosive functioning of the mine. The mine can be set on Safe or Armed by the setting knob, and the safety clip can be removed and replaced.

Tabulated Data:
Model number...................M80
Type ................................AT, Training
Drawings:
Assembly..........................9321449
Metal parts .......................9321447
Weight-fuzed ....................Approx 28 lb
Dimensions:
Height 3.7 in. ....................(w/M606 Fuze)
Max diam 13.09 in.
Material ............................Plastic
Fuze ...............................M606, Inert