M18/M18A1 Claymore APERS mine - Page 2




 
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January 27th, 2005  
FO Seaman
 
 
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Originally Posted by Pete031
You are right 03USMC, getting fined or blown up isn't worth having a souvenir at home.....

From the way you talk it looks like you don't have much expircence in Claymores. The Claymore blows 700 steel ball bearings in a fan shape (i.e. Front Toward Enemy and APERS Back), it does blowup but the safe zone is up to five feet from the behind.
January 27th, 2005  
r031Button
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cadet Airman Adam Seaman
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pete031
You are right 03USMC, getting fined or blown up isn't worth having a souvenir at home.....

From the way you talk it looks like you don't have much expircence in Claymores. The Claymore blows 700 steel ball bearings in a fan shape (i.e. Front Toward Enemy and APERS Back), it does blowup but the safe zone is up to five feet from the behind.
I'm fairly certain a serving infantry man has experiance with claymors. he was advsing you for your own safety; as some were concerned you'd try tampering with the thing.
January 27th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cadet Airman Adam Seaman
From the way you talk it looks like you don't have much expircence in Claymores. The Claymore blows 700 steel ball bearings in a fan shape (i.e. Front Toward Enemy and APERS Back), it does blowup but the safe zone is up to five feet from the behind.
Right, that makes sense because a person who would accidentally have a live claymore souvineer would never display it facing frontwards...
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January 27th, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cadet Airman Adam Seaman
It contains no explosives. I was wondering how long it would take so one to see it says INERT on it and has a blue line on it, blue the color for training and dummy equpitment, this is a real Claymore with the C4 crage removed, but eveything else is 100% real.
No one pays any attention to images anymore..
January 27th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
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I'm fairly certain a serving infantry man has experience with claymors. he was advising you for your own safety; as some were concerned you'd try tampering with the thing.[/quote]

One would think wouldn't they. But then JROTC drills must trump Petes training

Cadet I don't care whats stenciled on ordnance what color code they carry, until I know it's status. Especially when it's in the hands of a youngin with no training.

As far as the danger zone being in front of the Claymore. Well bad things can happen if you don't know what your doing behind it too. Very bad things.
January 27th, 2005  
EuroSpike
 
Where did you get it? If there really is no explosives inside that claymore part itself fits as paper weight.

Detonator is dangerous! They can accidentally explode in hands and then you at least have less number of fingers and can get you even blinded. Is wire exploding type?
January 28th, 2005  
Lil Hulk 1988
 
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As far as the danger zone being in front of the Claymore. Well bad things can happen if you don't know what your doing behind it too. Very bad things.
03, how often would you let your squads setup a real claymore less than 10 meters away and without a pit or log to deflect back blast?

Blue line, inert or not, I have .50 rounds that are designated inert, but still have the primer in them, that primer can do alot of damage, as do blasting caps. It is better to have it checked out.
January 28th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
03, how often would you let your squads setup a real claymore less than 10 meters away and without a pit or log to deflect back blast?

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Uh lets see.............Never. Not to mention the fact that they were Marines who had been trained in the use of Claymores.
January 28th, 2005  
Lil Hulk 1988
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 03USMC
03, how often would you let your squads setup a real claymore less than 10 meters away and without a pit or log to deflect back blast?

Uh lets see.............Never. Not to mention the fact that they were Marines who had been trained in the use of Claymores.[/quote]

My point. 5 feet, yikes.....take that clacker with you, but I guess at 5 feet, it doesn't matter, just stretch out of your hole....
January 28th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Exactly THATS WHY THE ISSUE it with that big spool . The claymore is great it's got all sorts of uses that are of great benefit to the user and nasty for the bad guys if the weapon is deployed properly. Otherwise well it can reverse in a hurry.

How many times did you have to stress to your guys to check the light on the clacker? Or it would get ugly?