ATMF 62 is screwed into the central threaded fuze well of TM-62/TM-72 series anti-tank mine when the mine is laid.
Arming is performed by unlocking the arming lever lock and thereafter moving the arming lever into the arming position, thereby opening the explosive train. Firing capacitors remain discharged until end of arming delay, the detonator is short- circuited until immediatly before ﬁring.
A status LED at the top side of ATMF informs the operator about the condition of the fuze: deactivated – in arming delay – last minute of arming delay.
During operational life of the fuze the LED is switched oﬀ.
ATMF 62 uses combined seismic, electromagnetic and force inﬂuence sensors to identify its target and select the opti- mum moment for initiation.
On initiation, a clearance charge removes earth from above fuze before the shaped charge is detonated.
The shaped charge forms an EFP (explosively formed projectile) that penetrates the belly armour of the target vehicle and initiates the charge in the TM-62/TM-72 mine.