Land Mine Warfare

It seems unlikely the United States will ever employ land mines again on any sort of large scale, if at all, but the training materials still linger on. The fact that they haven’t been revised in a few decades should be a good indicator of how effective global anti-mine campaigns have been…

For your enjoyment, nonetheless, here are the Army textbooks: Land Mine Warfare, part one, and part two. In the latter, in particular, you’ll find details of such fun and exciting weapons systems as the “Volcano”, the “Flipper”, and the M93 Hornet, a “smart” mine that looks like it would be right at home in the Half Life 2 universe:

Published in: General, History, Security | on December 21st, 2007| Comments Off on Land Mine Warfare

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