FMK-3 mine

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The FMK-3 is a fibreglass cased Argentine anti-tank blast mine. It is produced by Direccion General de Fabricaciones Militares. The mine actually uses a FMK-1 anti-personnel mine as a fuze, the FMK-1 is modified with a pressure cap to increase the activation pressure. Argentina's stock of FMK-1 mines was modified in 2003 to prevent their use as anti-personnel mines, this involved welded an additional plastic pressure cap onto the mine. The mine has very little metal content, although an optional detection ring is provided with the FMK-1.

It is found in the Falkland Islands.


  • Weight: 7.1 kg
  • Explosive content: 6.1 kg of RDX/TNT and Wax
  • Length: 250 mm
  • Height: 90 mm
  • Width: 250 mm
  • Operating pressure: 150 to 250 kg. 300 kg (post 2003)

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