Infantry Drills

H-140: M18A1 Claymore

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H140. The M18A1 Claymore (see figure H-17) is a fragmentation munitions containing 700 steel balls and 682 grams of composition C4 explosive. It weighs 1.6 kilograms and is command-detonated.

H-141. When employing the Claymore with other munitions or mines, separate the munitions by the following minimum distances:

  • Fifty meters in front of or behind other Claymores.
  • Three meters between Claymores placed side by side.
  • Ten meters from antitank or fragmentation antipersonnel munitions.
  • Two meters from blast antipersonnel munitions.
Figure H-17. M18A1 Claymore

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