TQ-Mi mine

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A cross section of a TQ-Mi landmine, note the kidney shape.

The TQ-Mi is an obsolete circular Czechoslovakian anti-tank blast mine. The mines body is made of cardboard impregnated with asphalt. A central pressure cap is made of glass, which sits on top of a chemical fuze, which is crushed open onto the booster charge. The booster charge is embedded in the TNT main charge, above which are a number of scrap metal fragments, giving a secondary anti-personnel effect.

It has now been withdrawn from service with the Czech and Slovakian armies.

Specifications[edit]

  • Diameter: 560 mm
  • Height: 150 mm
  • Weight: 10 kg
  • Explosive content: 5.21 kg of TNT with a 0.1 kg booster charge
  • Operating pressure: 320 kg

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