Evaluation of a Silent Killer, the PMN Anti-Personnel Blast Mine
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION SALISBURY (AUSTRALIA) SYSTEMS SCIENCES LAB
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The destructive output of the PMN mine was assessed experimentally by detonating actual mines in air and then in soil. The fragmentation pattern was recorded using a combination of flash X-rays, fragmentation packs, and gelatine cylinders. This made it possible to measure the velocity as well as the mass of the fragments, so that their injury potential could be estimated. This report describes the test set-ups and methodology used for the tests, and presents the results that were obtained.
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