movement alines the detonator with the firing pin and
1-12. Mine, Antitank: HE, Nonmetallic
rotates the step plate to a position in which the pressure
with Fuze, Mine, M606
plate can be depressed. The action permits functioning
of the main fuze. The mine is packed and shipped with
a fuze safety clip in place to prevent movement of the
of plastic, and has a mechanical, pressure-type, primary
fuze setting knob. After the safety clip has been
fuze M606, also made of plastic. The mine is packed
removed and the setting knob turned to the armed
and shipped with fuze assembled, but with detonator
position (A), a force of 300-500 pounds on the fuze
packed separately. Due to its all-plastic construction, it
pressure plate depresses a large belleville spring. This
is non-detectable by magnetic mine detectors.
action snaps a smaller spring into reverse, driving the
(2) When the setting knob on the fuze
firing pin into the detonator and exploding it. Explosion
pressure plate is in the safe position (S), the mine
of the detonator initiates the booster pellet which, in
cannot function by action of the main fuze, as the
turn, explodes the main charge of the mine.
detonator is out of line with the firing pin and the step
Mine M19 is intended for use against
plate prevents depression of the pressure plate. When
heavy tanks and heavy tracked and wheeled vehicles.
the setting knob is turned to the armed position (A), the
Figure 1-12. Mine, antitank: HE,
NM, M19, with fuze, mine, M606.