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Basic Information on the M18A1 Claymore Mine

To inform you on the basics of the Claymore Mine

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To inform you on the basics of the Claymore Mine….


History of the M18A1 Claymore Mine

The components of the Claymore

Tactical Employment of the Claymore Mine




History of the Claymore

Named after the type of Scottish Sword used by William Wallace who was portrayed in the movie Braveheart by Mel Gibson

History of the Claymore

The Mine was Conceived during WW2 by Germans

Developed into anti-personnel mine by US during Korean War

Standardized in 1960

First used as anti-personnel mine during the Vietnam War

Components of the M18A1 Claymore

M7 Bandoleer

Claymore Mine Body

M40 Circuit Tester

M57 Firing Device

Connecting Wire

Instruction Sheet


History of the Claymore

Components of the Claymore

Employment of the Claymore



The M18A1 Claymore Mine can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Learn to use it properly.

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