Original Soviet Cold War Issue Polish MN-111 Air Dropped Anti-tank Landmine - Inert

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Totally inert and demilitarized according to BATF guidelines with hollow body and inert fuse. This mine cannot be converted to an explosive device and is not available for export.

This is a genuine very good condition inert example of a late cold war Soviet Warsaw Pact Polish MN-111 Anti-Tank Landmine. It comes complete with the fins as well as the collar to hold them in place during storage. The original "weather vane" fins on top of the fuse are not present anymore, and the fuse housing on the end of the mine shows surface oxidation. This would make a fantastic display item on a desk or shelf.

The mine is designed for use on soft ground. The mine is cylindrical with six spring-loaded fins attached to one end of the mine, with the cylinder drawn to a point at the opposite end which is topped with a small wind vane. The mine is stored with the fins wrapped round the outside of the mine. Once the mine is dropped from the aircraft the fins spring outward, acting as a drag parachute, slowing the rate of descent to a peak speed of about 60 meters per second. As the mine drops the wind vane spins, generating the power used to arm the mine.

The mine is designed to penetrate soft ground up to the fins, which spread out flat across the ground. The mine uses a magnetic influence fuse, which is triggered by the magnetic field of an armored vehicle. It also has an anti-handling device which triggers the mine if it is disturbed.

The warhead is a shaped charge or Misznay-Schardin effect design that the manufacturer claims can penetrate 70 millimeters of armor at a stand-off of half a meter.

Specifications before deactivation
Weight: 3.5 kg
Diameter: 116 mm
Height: 225 mm
Explosive content: 0.8 kg of Hexogen

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