M18a1 Claymore

Characteristics of M18 A1 Claymore

Type: Anti-Personnel, directional fragmentation

Manufacturer: United States

Countries in used: Angola, Cambodia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Guatemala, Iran, Lebanon, Malawi, Burma, Phillippines, Somalia, Thailand, and etc.

Size:
Length: 216 mm
Width: 38 mm
Height: 124 mm
Weight: 3.5 lb
Shape: rectangular body supported by two pairs of folding legs

Material:
The plastic body encloses 700 steel ball bearings embedded in a plastic matrix.
The steel fragments are backed by plastic explosive.
Fiberglass case and steel legs.

Activation Method:
Initiation is normally by command, however, the mine has two fuze wells, allowing either electric or non-electric intiation.

Explosive Content: C-4 80g (TNT)

Safety Distance:
The fragmentation face is convex horizontally to direct the fragments and concave vertically to control vertical dispersion.
Therefore, it fires around 700 shrapnel (bullets) in the form of steel balls, up to 100m.

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