The 'Gorazde' is a plastic bodied, pressure activated anti-personnel mine which was produced in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the 1992-95 civil war. The mine has a plastic body with a flange located at the top which acts as a depth stop when inserted fully into the ground. A protruding plastic plunger containing a small upwards facing shaped charge is retained in the mine by a plug-fitted collar. Below the plunger is a pointed striker made from aluminum with a spring below it. When pressure is applied, a small ball bearing prevents the striker from moving forward until the plunger is fully depressed at which point the ball bearing slips free from the plunger housing allowing the spring-loaded striker to travel upwards striking the detonating cap. A safety pin runs through the mine body and plunger preventing any movement until it is removed (armed) and the mine placed in the ground.
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