TOP left to right: XM27, XM22, XM40E5, XM45E1, XM44
BOTTOM left to right: XM41, XM41E1, XM65

These mines were typically deployed from SUU-41 dispensers, with the dispensers packed into cluster bomb units with between 12 and 16 dispensers in each cluster bomb. A single bomb could contain between 1,470 and 7,500 mines. The bombs could be dropped from aircraft at between 60 and 6000 meters and at speeds of 370 km/h to 1300 km/h. The dispensers would burst at an altitude of between 200 to 300 meters, scattering the mines.

Name

Shape and size

Explosive content

Type

Notes

XM22

Quadrant, radius 64 mm

11.6 g of RDX/Lead azide

Explosive

XM27

Quadrant, radius 83 mm

27.7 g of RDX/Lead azide

Explosive

XM40E5

Rectangle 45 by 32 mm by 10 mm

0.54 g of Chlorate/Phosphorus based explosive

Illumination / Warning

"Wet" weight 6 g.

XM41

Quadrant, radius 89 mm

16.3 g of RDX/Lead azide

Explosive

XM41E1

Square, 70 to 77 mm

9.4 g of RDX/Lead azide

Explosive

XM44

Square, 25 mm

T77 or XM114 electrical detonator

Warning

XM45E1

Rectangle, 45 by 32 mm

0.7 g of RDX/Lead azide

Explosive

XM65

Rectangle 76 by 70 mm

10.3 g of RDX/Lead azide

Explosive

Dispenser configurations

  • SUU-41A/A
    • 150ea XM41E1 per dispenser (10 dispensers per CBU)
    • 750ea XM40E5 per dispenser (10 dispensers per CBU)
    • 650ea XM40E5 and 48x XM44 per dispenser (10 dispensers per CBU)
  • SUU-41B/A
    • 150ea XM65 per dispenser (10 dispensers per CBU)