PMA-2 was manufactured in the former Yugoslavia and has been
widely used throughout the Balkans. It is also reported to have
been used in Angola, Namibia and has been seen in Zimbabwe.
PMA-2 is a pressure operated plastic AP blast mine. Its metal
content is "very small". The characteristic green "spider" is
the pressure plate which is normally positioned above the ground
surface, so the mines are designed to be laid at a very shallow
charge: 100g TNT
Colour: green or white.
mine uses an UPMAH-2 fuze with integral detonator. The detonator
casing is small and can be difficult to detect with a metal-detector
if the mine is concealed at any depth.
plunger initiates a friction sensitive compound, which fires
the detonator and so the TNT. When wet, the friction sensitive
compound may fail. When the compound dries out, the compound
may then function as designed.