PMN-2 is a plastic-cased, pressure operated, anti-personnel
blast mine (including a complex arming-delay and blast resistance
mechanism). Made in the former Soviet Union, it has been found
in Afghanistan, Angola, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Chechnya, Eritrea,
Ethiopia, Georgia, Honduras, Lebanon, Mozambique, Nicaragua,
Tajikistan and Thailand. The mine has a body that is usually
green plastic (occasionally brown) with a black rubber cross
Main charge: 100g TNT/RDX
PMN-2 detonator is integral but the booster charge screws into
the base. The HE charge is entirely on the side of the mine
opposite the arming pin (it is lacquered black in the picture
above). To destroy the mine with a small explosive charge, the
charge must be placed on the side adjacent to the HE charge.
picture below shows the parts of the pressure plate.
a complex mine (which often means "unreliable") the
PMN-2 remains functional in most ground conditions for many