Section I. GENERAL
reported in DA Form 285 (Accident Report) in accordance
with AR 385-40. Explosive ammunition malfunctions will
be reported in accordance with AR 75-1.
These instructions are for use by operator and unit mainte-
nance personnel. Refer to FM 20-32 for emplacement tech-
Destruction of Army Materiel
niques and tactical requirements of land mine warfare.
1-2. Forms, Records,
Destruction of land mines subject to capture or abandonment
will be undertaken by the user only when such action in indi-
Department of the Army maintenance forms and reporting
cated by orders of, or policy established by, the Army com-
procedures are prescribed in DA Pam 750-8. Accidents
mander (see TM 43-0002-33).
involving injury to personnel or damage to materiel will be
Section II. DESCRIPTION AND DATA
(2) Practice mines are generally duplicates of service
mines. They are used for training purposes and may contain
a small black powder or pyrotechnic charge to give a puff of
a. Land mines covered in this manual are listed in table
smoke or a noise to simulate functioning of the mine.
1-1. Included are fuzes, miscellaneous components, and
(3) Inert mines are usually metal or plastic counter-
parts of the service mines, but they contain no explosive ele-
b. Land mines and related components are classified
ment. They are used for training with inert material, such as
under service or practice categories (tables 1-1 and 1-2).
sand, to simulate the weight of the service mine.
(1) Service mines contain high explosive charges.
c. Service mines and mine canisters, with their practice
They are the primary tactical munitions.
Table 1-1. Mines, Miscellaneous Components, and Mine
Identification Code (DODIC)
Mine, Antipersonnel: M14, with Integral Fuze
Mine, Antipersonnel: M16 Series (M16, M16A1,
M16A1 Inert, M16A2) with Fuze, Mine Antiperson- Yellow Lettering
Mine, Antipersonnel: M18A1, Electric Initiation
K145 (Limited access)
Mine, Antipersonnel: M18A1, Non-Electric Initiation
Mine, Antipersonnel: M26, with Integral Fuze
Mine, Antipersonnel: M86, Pursuit Deterrent Muni-