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MVE-72 A/P ELEcTRlcAL BREAtc/ýlRE lNlTlAToR

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Description

MVE-72 b an ini'l:l:' device and control unit consisting

oí a small, us".li,

greon,metal

cylinder which houses

a colhpsing oi-cui, ;:Éctloíl'lcspack hotruding trom the

bottom 's a,ribbed battary cap wh'ch b made reddish

the qylinder b rnado the

samq rnaterial as the banery cap and has on it a screw on

cap" a iack conneclor with 60m two strand break wire and a pair oí electrical wires to an NM initiator.

brown bakelite. The top

Method of Operation

MVE-72 works, as an electrical col'npsing circuil Whon the

broken by some

íragile break wire. which acls as a loop

one

's

treading on it or walking through it, lhe circuit b

broken. The breaking

or colhpsing thb

cirouit allows

power lo bg swiictred into the íiring circuit. íiring the NM

initiator and init'aling the explosive train in the mine to

whictt it b conngcted

The systern can be used with:

MON-50. 10O. and 2@

OZM-3. 4. 7a 160 and other Warsaw Pacl mines with the

correct adap{or thraads eg. PP-Mi-Sr.

lt b probable that MVE-72 b the init'rator mgchanbm

íor

lhe TM-73 htoral attack mine which b thought to uso a

modií'led RPG_18 Afl weapon.

Arming

The mine to b

initiated b positioned .and partialý

camouílaged The baneqy b íined to the MVE-72 and it b

hJri}d or concealed with just the iop exposed. Remove

the transit jack p{ug. insért the brEak wire iack plug anc

d€Ňy

any

the

the breahrire írom its spool (checking the wire íol damagre or breaks) to covEr the required arc whhin

lethal range oí lhe rnine. Screw an MD detonator into

(if required) and then screw the NM inh'tatot

the rnine

onto the mine. Unscrew the cap on top oí the MVÉ-72 unit

lo exposo the ptll cord oí the íriction i;nitor. Pull the corC

to initiale the pyrotechnic

delay

to arming and retire írom

lhe

area. The MVE-72 will be armed in approximaiely 1

(

minute.

CAUT|OIY :

the break wire "s darnaged or broken the rnine may

detonate at the end the arming delay perk}d.

Neutralising

MVÉ-72cannot be saíeý neutralbed.

Disarming

CÁuTloil

Approach careíullý. lhe break wirg b rnuch harder lo

detoct than a trip wire and much easier to break

When lhe MVÉ-72 unit b located lraco lhe íiring loads 1o

the mine and kíentify the mine. Check direction and

and NM lrorn

locat'lon break wire. Bemovo detonalor

mine. Bemove detonator írom NM. Uncover MYÉ,72

careíulý checking íor booby traps cap and remove battery. Unptug

or p,ull Unscrew battery

break wire jaclc