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The plastic PMN antipersonnel mine is replacing the older cardboard PMK-40 in the active inventory.
It is cylindrical in shape and resembles a large shoe polis can.
The casing of the mine is made of duroplastic and has a horizontal hole for the firing pin mechanism and primer charge.
The top half of the mine has a rubber mantle which is secured by a metal clamp.
The mine is actuated by pressure on the top of the case, which releases the spring-loaded striker, which hits the percussion cap capsule, setting off the main charge.

This mine was also adopted by the East German NVA, see
PMN.



Two versions of the PMN :



Height: 56mm , diameter: 112mm.
Weight: 600gram including 240gram TNT
Duroplastic body



Photo below shows two versions of the PMN-2 :