MM-1 Minimore

The MM-1 "Minimore" is a small-sized version of the M18A1 claymore mine, currently manufactured by Arms-Tech Ltd. of Phoenix, Arizona. The company literature refers to it either as the "MM-1 Directional Command Detonated Mine" or as the "Minimore-1 (MM-1) Miniature Field-Loadable Claymore Mine". The MM-1 occupies only one third of the volume of an M18A1. Being significantly smaller and lighter than the original, more can be carried at one time (three MM-1 in place of one single M18A1). 

It produces a narrower arc of fragments than the claymore mine, according to the manufacturer: at 50 feet (15 m) it produces a pattern 16 feet (4.9 m) wide and two feet high, compared with a 50-foot (15 m) wide pattern for the claymore mine at the same distance.

MM-1 Minimore
Class Manportable
Type Mines
Manufacturer Arms Tech Limited
Origin United States of America
Country Name Origin Year
United States of America 1950
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
United States of America View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Arms Tech Limited View


  • Length: 5 inches (125 mm)
  • Width: 1.5 inches (38 mm)
  • Height: 3 inches (75 mm)
  • Weight: 14.5 ounces (0.4 kg) (not including explosive charge)

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