pressure mine

pressure mine

1. In land mine warfare, a mine whose fuze responds to the direct pressure of a target.
2. In naval mine warfare, a mine whose circuit responds to the hydrodynamic pressure field of a target. See also mine.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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By analysis, the rock burst condition to the burst ground pressure mine in China happened commonly in the tectonic stress field.
"And that's where I had a very close escape after we drove over a pressure mine. I was passenger in a Jeep and we had just left a monastery where around 40 soldiers were based when we drove over the mine.
Reportedly, a pressure mine went off, while personnel were trying to defuse it.
Bernard Peters, of the Welch Regiment, First Battalion, was killed in Kantara, Cyprus, during the Eoka terrorist campaign in October 1958 when a pressure mine blew up his military vehicle, killing him and nine other soldiers.
The rebels blame government forces for the deaths of 10 Tamil civilians a week ago in a pressure mine blast that destroyed the tractor they were riding on inside guerrilla-held territory.
The driver was critically injured in the explosion, believed caused by a pressure mine or remote-controlled mine.
A thorough search resulted in the discovery of one Claymore mine, two pressure mines, two hand grenades, 98 rounds of T-56 ammunition, Four remote control devices, Six electronic detonators, Two LTTE military fatigues, three tee-shirts embossed with the tiger logo, tiger capsTwo red and yellow LTTE flags and two rolls of wire.
To ensure that they do not end up antagonising those villagers who support them, the Maoists have instructed them on the exact locations of these pressure mines.
The vehicle is equipped with a magnetic decoy, the Dedale, and with a front roller, the Calife 2, the role of which is to detonate pressure plates bombs and pressure mines. The Calife 2 also carries an infrared decoy that triggers IR remote-command explosives, while trip-wires are countered by tilt-rods located at the front of the roller.
* Multiple M58 mine-clearing-line-charge (MICLIC) shots to detonate pressure mines over the depth of the minefields.
George Patton had only to contend with pressure mines as his troops steamrolled through Axis-held territory.
" Maoists planted pressure mines at spots where the CRPF men took cover.