M18A1 Claymore Mine

The M18A1 Claymore is a directional anti-personnel mine used by the U.S. military. It was named after the large Scottish sword by its inventor, Norman A. MacLeod. The Claymore fires shrapnel, in the form of steel balls, out to about 100 meters across a 60° arc in front of the…

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MK13 MOD 0 Marine Illumination Flare

Extract from "Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 2 - Aviation Theories and other practices" The Mk 13, Mod 0 signal flare is intended to attract the attention of SAR aircraft and to give them drift direction. To avoid being burned by sparks, the ignited Mk 13, Mod 0 signal must be held…

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M43 White Phosphorous Grenade

The M34 chemical smoke grenade is the most versatile of all hand grenades. The grenade can be used for signalling, screening, or incendiary missions, or for producing casualties. The use of this grenade also has a psychological impact on the enemy. a. Body. The M34 WP grenade body is compressed…

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