The APM-1, APM-2, APM-3, APM 19, and APM 29 are Austrian directional fragmentation mines similar to the U.S. Claymore mine. The mine's cases are made from moulded plastic have convex faces. They contain a matrix of 5 millimeter diameter steel balls weighing 0.5 grams laid over a Composition B charge. When triggered the mines project the fragments in a horizontal arc of approximately 60 degrees.
The mines were not produced in numerical order, the APM-3 was superseded by the APM-2. The APM-1 is the smallest of the mines, it uses a tripod mounting with a pan and tilt head. The APM-2 uses two scissor type legs to position.
The mines can be command or tripwire activated, and can be fitted with a time delay fuze ranging from one minute to twenty four hours.
Production of APM-1 and APM-2 ceased in 1980s, though both have been reported as used in Angola.
|APM-1||APM-2||APM-3||APM 19||APM 29|
|Weight||1 kg||2.95 kg||3 kg||1.9 kg||2.9 kg|
|Explosive content|| 0.36 kg of |
| 1.3 kg of |
| 1.2 kg of |
| 0.9 kg of |
Composition B 
| 1.45 kg of |
Composition B 
|Length||315 mm||140 mm||230 mm||265 mm|
|Height||80 mm||155 mm||140 mm||95 mm||120 mm|
|Width||40 mm||40 mm||23 mm||35 mm||45 mm|
|Fragments||290||1,450||1,000 +||923||923 |
|Initial velocity||1,460 m/s||1,660 m/s|
|Effective range ||25 meters||50 meters +||50 m||50 m +|
- Jane's Mines and Mine Clearance 2005-2006
- APM-1 at ORDATA
- APM-2 at ORDATA
- APM-3 at ORDATA
- APM 19 at ORDATA
- APM 29 at ORDATA
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 The main charge is believed to be Composition B.
- ↑ The APM 29 uses larger 5.6 mm diameter fragments, giving it a greater effective range.
- ↑ The mines are considered effective when the fragments at the range are capable of penetrating 20 mm of Pine or 4 mm of Aluminium.
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