Here's an interesting munition that has never been addressed on the forum and one with its own unique nylon bandoleer carrier that occasionally is found among newer field gear. Note that everything shown is completely inert, mostly samples from the manufacturer or test programs.
The M86 PDM a modification of the M67/M72 artillery delivered anti-personnel mine, known as the ADAM, for Area Denial Anti-personnel Mine. These are normally delivered by a 155mm base-ejecting artillery shell that carries 36 of them arranged like pie wedges in a circle and stacked in layers. The shell's nose fuze fires in flight and pushes the payload out of the bottom of the projectile. When they fall to the ground over a targeted area, the mines deploy seven trip wires, each about 20 feet long. Any disturbance of the trip wires will fire the mine.
The mine itself is an electronic chassis and oval shaped explosive ball encased in a molded plastic block. It is a fairly complex exectronic device with a gas generator that propels the trip wires on impact. The kill mechanism is a coined fragmentation ball that is surrounded by a thin aluminimum shell with a small amount of liquid explosive in between. This allows the lift charge to settle to the bottom regardless of how the munition lands on the ground. When the device is triggered, the liquid explosive shatters the plastic housing and propels the ball 1 to 2 meters up where it bursts in the air.
The M86 is merely a hand emplaced version of the ADAM mine developed for Special Ops troops. When they are in some difficult location being pursued by enemy troops, a couple PDMs dropped on the trail will certainly help slow down the bad guys coming after you.
The clear plastic ADAM on the right is a desktop demonstrator with all the internal parts except the kill mechanism. You can see the yellow and white tubing connecting the gas generators to the trip wires and much of the IC chips and other electronic circuitry. The example in the center is a chassis ready to be inserted in the mold. The grenade ball within has its outer aluminum shell, like the half shell in front of it.
Early test model marked XM86 on the left, standard M67/M72 in the middle showing trip wire remnants, and current M86 PDM on the right.
The bandoleer for the M86 is a nylon pouch holding two of the mines. It has a 75" shoulder strap and two lower 28" tie straps. On the back side it is rectangular and measures 8" wide by 6 " high. The early one (marked lot 0002) has slightly different stitching and smaller drain grommets. The munition fits very tightly inside and is hard to remove, a problem that seems to have been corrected in the newer example which has slightly larger pockets.
The only examples I have seen are dark OD nylon but I assume they exist in tan or other colors. Any others encountered?