1-16. Mine, Antitank, Practice:
and arming, boobytrapping, disarming, and removal of ser-
vice mine M15. Weight of an intermediate or heavy tank
passing over it will cause main fuze of mine to function.
Depending upon type of firing device used for boobytrap-
ping, mine can be functioned by pull or release of either of
(1) Mine (fig. 1-17) is a flat, cylindrical, steel casing,
two tripwires attached to firing device.
approximately 4-7/8 inches high and 13-1/8 inches in diame-
ter, similar externally to service mine M15. It differs chiefly
1-17. Mine, Antitank, Training:
in having three filler holes in the side and perforations in top
Fuze Mine, M606 Inert
and around side secondary fuze well. Mine may be boo-
bytrapped by installation of one or two secondary fuzes,
each consisting of practice antitank mine activator M1 and
any regular-type firing device having 9/16-inch threads.
M19, and is used for training purposes only. It contains no
Although inert, mine has a smoke charge and primer M45 in
explosive components and uses the M606 inert fuze.
main fuze M604. Mine is issued empty with arming plug
M4 assembled, but without primary or secondary fuze. It is
to be loaded with sand and fuzed in the field.
SINCE THE DIMENSIONS ARE IDENTI-
(2) For information on functioning of this mine, refer
CAL WITH THE LIVE MINE, CARE
MUST BE EXERCISED NOT TO USE
LIVE COMPONENTS IN THIS INERT
b. Use. Mine is used for training personnel in precau-
tions and methods to be observed in care, handling, laying