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US Landmine, APERS, M3, M3A1, M3B1, and Inert, M3

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Description

These are high explosive, fragmenting, antipersonnel landmines. The inert M3 counterpart is externally identical except for painting and markings. These mines may employ either the M3 or M7 series combination pull/pressure fuzes.

The service mine body is olive drab with markings stenciled in black. The filling plug in the base is yellow. An inert M3 mine is painted black with white markings.

See Also

Combination, M7A1

Source(s)

Afghanistan Ordnance ID Guide, Volume 1 (2004)

Iraq Ordnance Identification Guide (2004)

TM 43-0001-36, Land Mines (chg 3, 2000)

OP 1664, Volume 2 - US Explosive Ordnance (1947)