PMN is a bakelite-cased, pressure operated, anti-personnel blast
mine (sometimes called the "Black-widow"). Made in the former
Soviet Union, it has been found in Afghanistan, Angola, Azerbaijan,
Cambodia, Chechnya, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Honduras,
Iraq, Kurdistan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Mozambique, Namibia,
Nicaragua, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Vietnam and Yemen.
The mine has a body that is usually raw (reddish-brown) bakelite
with a black rubber top. Some black examples have been found.
Main charge: 240g TNT
Fuze: the detonator is usually a stab-sensitive MD-9.
picture above shows the mine with the cast TNT fill exposed.
The picture below shows the mine, with its metal content separated
below. The presence of the loop of metal holding the rubber
top in place usually means that the mine is relatively easy
to detect with a metal-detector.
Chinese Type 58 AP mine is reported to be an identical copy
except that attempts to disarm the Chinese mine by unscrewing
the booster charge and detonator are reported to have led to initiations.