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Mines & Booby Traps

Purpose:

1. Delay the enemy.
2. Channelize the enemy.
3. Harass and demoralize the enemy.
4. Supplement firepower.

Components of a Mine:

Mines & Booby Traps - Components of Mine

Types of booby traps:

1. Pull type
2. Pressure type
3. Pressure release
4. Vibration
5. Tension release
6. Electrical
7. Chemical
8. Friction

Avoiding Booby Traps and Mines:

Countermeasures:

A. Visual inspection

  1. Debris on road.
  2. Apparent enemies
  3. Natives avoiding the area.
  4. Suspisious items.

B. Physical protective measures

  1. Walk 15 m between people.
  2. Put 150 m between vehicles.
  3. Wear the following at all times:
    • Helmet
    • Flack jacket (armour)
  4. Keep sand bags in vehicles.
  5. Maintain noted interval.
  6. Never travel alone.
  7. Never pick up souveniers.

Description::::M18-A1 Claymore mine

Mines & Booby Traps - Claymore mine

Facts about the claymore:

1. Contains 750 b.b.’s
2. B.b.’s travel at 28,000 ft. Per second.
3. Killing range of up to 50m.


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