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H-72. Different types of demolitions can be used for minefield obstacle reduction. (See table H-2, page H-22.) FM 3-34.214 covers each different type of demolition available to support all Infantry missions. Demolitions are used differently against certain types of mines:
- Pressure-Fused AP Mine. Place at least a one-pound charge within 15.2 centimeters of simple pressure-fused mines. Ensure the charge is placed within 2.54 centimeters of blast-hardened mines.
- Trip-Wire/Break-Wire-Fused AP Mine. Place at least a one-pound charge within 15.2 centimeters of the mine after the mine at the end of a trip wire has been located. Soldiers can use elevated charges if necessary against the Claymore and stake-type mines.
- Influence-Fused AP Mine. Do not use demolitions.
- Command-Detonated Blast Mine. Ensure the observer is neutralized before approaching. Elevated charges can be used if necessary against Claymores.