National Training Center (NTC): Conventional Threat Antipersonnel (AP) Mines (OZM-3). (CTC Notes).
The OZM-3 can be detonated with a variety offuses, including trip wires and electrical command. The mine weighs 3.0 kilograms and has a cylindrical cast-iron body that is sent into the air by a small charge at the base of the mine. Triggered by a delayed charge, the body of the mine explodes approximately 1.5 meters off the ground. The fragmentation results in a casualty radius of 25 meters. Because of its metal content, the OZM-3 can be readily detected by demining/detection equipment.
Rules of Engagement (ROE)
There are no ROE changes to explosive- and mechanical-reduction techniques. For manual reduction, proper grappling techniques (according to FM 20-32, Mine/Countermine Operations) will result in the AP mines being detonated without casualties. Failure to adhere to this procedure will result in casualty assessment of the grappler. If a grappling hook hits a mine, the mine will be assessed as destroyed along with the grappling hook and a small portion of the grappling hook line. The assessment of the line will be based on the materiel type and how the line is laid near the mine.
OZM-3 Characteristics Height 120 millimeters Diameter 75 millimeters Mine weight 3 kilograms Explosive weight 75 grams TNT Casing material and color Olive-green cast-iron body Fuse type Mechanized utility vehicle (MUV) series, VPF, RO-1, RO-8, and electrical and seismic firing systems NM, MVE-72, and VP-4/12/13) Sensitivity As for each fuse Detectability Yes
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|Author:||Master Sergeant Sankey, Mark A.|
|Publication:||Engineer: The Professional Bulletin for Army Engineers|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2003|
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