M16A1 Anti Personnel Mine
ID numberREL/14799
Collection typeTechnology
TitleM16A1 Anti Personnel Mine
Object typeMunition
Place madeUnited States of America
Date madec 1960
Physical descriptionMetal
DescriptionThe M16 is a cylindrical, steel bodied, bounding antipersonnel fragmentation mine. The mine resembles a large tin can and has a crimped upper edge and a threaded fuze cavity. A tubular pronged fuze is screwed into the the cavity. The mine is painted olive drab. Markings - EMPTY.
SummaryThe M16 bounding fragmentation mine was one of the mines employed by United States and Australian forces during the Vietnam conflict. It has been widely copied and used by many other countries.
LocationMain Bld: Vietnam Gallery: Upper Level: APC