ATM 2000E

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ATM 2000E (Pz Mi 88)
Type Anti-tank mine
Place of origin Austria
Service history
Used by Austrian Army
Production history
Manufacturer Dynamit Nobel Wien
Specifications
Weight 6 kg
Length 251 mm
Width 251 mm
Height 130 mm

Filling Self-forging fragment warhead
Filling weight 1.9 kg of explosive
Detonation
mechanism
Microprocessor triggered with seismic, magnetic and pressure sensors

The ATM 2000 (Pz Mi 88) and ATM 2000E are Austrian plastic cased anti-vehicle mines using Misznay Schardin effect warhead. The mine uses an electronic microprocessor controlled fuze with magnetic, seismic and pressure sensors allowing it to discriminate between targets. The mine can be laid by hand or by a mechanical mine laying system, and arms ten minutes after being laid. The mine is fitted with an anti-handling device, and can be command detonated.

When triggered, the mine detonates a small clearing charge, which clears away any earth laid on top of the mine. It then fires the main warhead, which uses a metal liner to form a penetrating fragment which is projected into the belly of the vehicle passing over the mine. The self-forging fragment is capable of penetrating steel up to 200 millimeters thick.

The mine is currently being produced by Dynamit Nobel Wien and is in service with the Austrian Army.

References[edit]

  • Jane's Mines and Mine Clearance 2005-2006. 

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