TMD-40 mine

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The TMD-40 was a wooden-cased Soviet anti-tank blast mine used during the Second World War. The mine consisted of a rectangular wooden box which contained a detonator assembly at each end and seven 400 gram and four 200 gram blocks of explosive. The fuse assemblies consisted of a lever device, which when pressed downward by pressure pieces attached to the lid of the mine, see-sawed upward, pulling the striker retaining pin from a pull detonator. The main charge was then triggered.


  • Weight: 5 kg or 6.9 kg depending on source
  • Explosive content: 3.6 kg
  • Height: 10 cm approx
  • Length: 60 cm approx
  • Operating pressure: 80 to 250 kg depending on source

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