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Employ an M18A1 Claymore mine

Station I – MINES – Point I-1

TASKS: 1. Employ an M18A1 Claymore mine.

2. Recover an M18A1 Claymore mine.

TEST CONDITIONS: During daylight, given an M18A1 Claymore mine (inert), an M57 firing device, an M40 test set, and firing wire with blasting cap (inert), all packed in an M7 bandoleer; a firing position at least 16 meters from the Claymore installation site; a sandbag; and two wooden stakes (each 1 foot long).

TEST STANDARDS: Employ an M18A1 Claymore mine (within seven minutes):

1. Inventory the M7 bandoleer, ensuring all components of the M18A1 Claymore mine are present and in serviceable condition. Components consist of an M18A1 Claymore mine (inert), an M57 firing device, an M40 test set, and a firing wire with blasting cap (inert).

a. Conduct a circuit test with the blasting cap secured under a sandbag.

b. Install the M18A1 Claymore mine.

c. Aim the mine.

d. Arm the mine.

e. Recheck the circuit.

f. Fire the M18A1 Claymore mine (in sequence).

2. To recover an M18A1 Claymore mine–

a. Check the safety bail on the firing device to ensure it is set on SAFE.

b. Disconnect the firing device from the wire.

c. Replace the shorting plug dust cover on the firing wire connector.

d. Replace the dust cover on the firing device connector.

e. Keep possession of the M57 firing device.

f. Untie the firing wire from the firing site stake.

g. Move to the mine.

h. Unscrew and remove the shipping plug priming adapter containing the blasting cap.

i. Reverse the shipping plug.

j. Separate the shipping plug primer adapter and the blasting cap. Reverse the shipping plug and screw the plug end of the adapter into the detonator well.

k. Screw the shipping plug end of the adapter into the detonator well.

l. Remove the firing wire from the site stake.

m. Place the blasting cap into the end of the wire connector.

n. Roll the firing wire on the wire connector.

o. Lift the mine from its emplacement.

p. Secure the folding legs.

q. Repack the mine and all the accessories in the M7 bandoleer.

r. Complete steps a-q within five minutes.

SOLDIER’S MANUAL CROSSWALK: This task does not differ from task numbers 071 325 4425 and 071 325 4426 in STP 21 1 SMCT.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR POINT: Inert M18A1 Claymore mine, firing wire and blasting cap, M57 firing device, M40 test set, M7 bandoleer, two 1 foot stakes, stopwatch, field table, sandbags, and FB Form 20 24.1 R.

SITE SETUP: Place one M7 bandoleer containing an inert M18A1 Claymore mine, an M57 firing device, an M40 test set, and firing wire with blasting cap (inert) at the test site. Drive one stake into the ground at the firing site and one at the mine installation point. The distance between the firing point and emplacement point must be no less than 16 meters. Place an aiming point 50 meters from the mine emplacement point.

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES: Say to the candidates–

“Let me have your attention. At this point you must employ an M18A1 Claymore mine and recover an M18A1 Claymore mine. You will install, simulate firing, and then recover an M18A1 Claymore mine. You have seven minutes to install the Claymore mine and five minutes to recover it. The simulated firing of the Claymore mine is not timed but is scored.”

“Do you understand what you must do?”

If anyone has questions, repeat the instructions but do not elaborate on what you have read. The scorer will tell the candidate where the mine is to be emplaced and will designate the kill zone, the aiming point, and the firing position.

Pause five seconds and then say —


Allow the candidate to proceed for seven minutes and then say–


Instruct the candidate to fire the Claymore mine. After he has fired the Claymore, instruct him to recover it. Pause five seconds and then say–


Allow the candidate to proceed for five minutes and then say–


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