Volcano mine system

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The M-136 Volcano mine system is a US automated, scattered mine delivery system designed to lay a field of up to 960 mines (160 canisters) at an average density of 0.9 mines per meter front. The system is designed to be mounted on and powered by the following vehicles.

Dispenser vehicles

These mines have three self-destruct settings varying from 4 Hours, 12 Hours, or 48 Hours.

Types of mines contained by the canister:

  • M-87 Canister : 1 AP (anti-personnel)mine and 5 AT (anti-tank) mines per canister
  • M-87A1 Canister: 6 AT (anti-tank) mines


See also


  1. Major Mark T. Kimmitt (1988-11-18). "Rethinking FASCAM" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-08-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. United States Army Corps of Engineer Basic Officer Course