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Appendix B

Controls and Components of Special-Purpose Munitions

This appendix provides characteristics and detailed descriptions of US special-purpose munitions. The use of these munitions is outlined in Chapter 4.


The M86 PDM is wedge-shaped, and its configuration and functioning characteristics are similar to those of the ADAM. The PDM is a manually activated mine with a hand-grenade release arming mechanism. It has a self-delay arming time of 25 seconds and deploys up to seven trip wires.

Once armed, any disturbance of the trip wires or the munition itself will initiate it. The munition contains a liquid propellant that rests under a kill mechanism. When the munition is initiated, the kill mechanism is propelled upward, approximately 2.5 meters above the ground, where it detonates and propels fragments in all directions. If the munition is not disturbed, it will self-destruct in 4 hours.

Employment methods for the PDM are outlined in Chapter 4.

Figure B-1 describes and illustrates the major components of the PDM.

Figure B-1. PDM components


The SLAM is a multipurpose munition with antidisturbance and antitamper features. There are two models of the SLAM--one is self-neutralizing (M2) and the other is self-destructing (M4). The M2 is solid green and has no labels, brands, or other distinguishing marks. The M4 is green with a black warhead (EFP) face.

Employment methods for the SLAM are outlined in Chapter 4.

Figure B-2 describes and illustrates the major components of the SLAM.

Figure B-2. SLAM components


The M93 Hornet is a lightweight (35 pounds) AT/antivehicular munition that one person can carry and employ. It is a one-time use, nonrecoverable munition that is capable of destroying vehicles using sound and motion as detection methods. The Hornet will automatically search, detect, recognize, and engage moving targets, using top attack at a maximum standoff distance of 100 meters. It is employed by units equipped with an M71 RCU.

The RCU is a hand-held encoding unit that interfaces with the Hornet when the remote mode is selected at the time of employment. After encoding, the RCU can be used to arm the Hornet, reset SD times, and destruct the Hornet.

Employment methods of the Hornet are outlined in Chapter 4.

Figure B-3 describes and illustrates the major components of the Hornet.

Figure B-3. Hornet components

Figure B-4 describes and illustrates the controls and indicators of the Hornet.

Figure B-4. Hornet controls and indicators

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