Anti-personnel blast mine


The PPM-2 is a plastic-cased, pressure operated, anti-personnel blast mine made in the former East Germany. It has been found in Angola,Cambodia, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Mozambique, Namibia and Somalia. This plastic mine is usually black.

Height: 60mm
Diameter: 134mm
Main charge: 110g TNT
Fuze: the mine has a piezo-electric initiation mechanism and electric detonator.

A (removable) foil detection ring under the pressure plate should make detection by metal-detector easier when present.

A Chinese copy may include an anti-handling mechanism.