Anti-personnel blast mine



The M14 is a small AP blast mine manufactured in the USA. It has been found in Angola, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia, Vietnam, Zambia. The mine is usually coloured olive green. Other colours are reported (black and pale green). Faded examples have been found after exposure to UV (as shown in the photograph below).

Height: 40mm
Diameter: 56mm
Explosive charge: 29g Tetryl

This is a minimum metal mine and is very hard to detect. Copies and variants have been made in Vietnam, Turkey, Myanmar and India. The M14 can be disarmed by unscrewing the detonator from the base of the mine.

mine shown held in hand.