Anti-Tank (anti-vehicle) mine



The TM46 is a metal cased AT blast mine that can be laid by hand or machine and was made in the former Soviet Union. It is known to have been used in Afghanistan, Angola, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Chad, Chechnya, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Thailand, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The mine is usually olive green with black stencilled lettering.

Height: 108mm
Diameter: 305mm
Main charge: 5.7 kg TNT

Different versions of the mine were made to take an MVM or an MV-5 fuze. It can also be fitted with a short MVSh-46 tilt-rod fuze. There may be an auxiliary fuze well in the underside of the mine which could be used for an anti-lift device.