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BLU-42/B

The BLU-42/B is a scatterable antipersonnel fragmentation mine produced by the United States. This munition is a scatterable mine delivered by the United States Air Force. This mine was used extensively in the Vietnam War and has since been exploited and copied by the former Soviet Union. The mine has six spring-loaded tripwires that are expelled from the mine after it makes contact with the ground. The mine also has an antidisturbance feature and a self-destruct feature. The mine is filled with 71 grams of Composition B explosive. The Russian version of this mine is the POM-1S antipersonnel fragmentation

Specifications

Weight: 0.499 kg
Length:
Diameter: 60 mm
Guidance:
Control:
Autopilot:
Propulsion:
Main Explosive Weight: 0.071 kg HMX
Fuse: Integral
Aircraft

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