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Type: APERS directional fragmentation
Weight: 1,6 kilo
Length: 215 mm
Width: 35,5 mm
Height: 81,2 mm
Main Charge: 680 gram of Composition C-4
Fuze: M57 firing device and M4 blasting cap, tripwire, or improvised
Triggers: Command detonated, tripwire, or set as a boobytrap
Specific Hazards: Blast and fragmentation
Danger Area: Lethal-50 m in front in a 60 deg arc 2 m high, Casualty-200 m in front and 16 m behind
Construction: Plastic with some metal parts.




The Claymore was designed for perimeter defense or ambushes. It consists of a curved rectangular plastic case. The front of the mine is convex horizontally to direct the fragments and concave vertically to control the vertical dispersion of the fragments. Inside the front part of the case there are 700 steel balls embedded in plastic with a C-4 plastic explosive charge behind the balls. A peep or blade type sight and 2 detonator wells are provided on top of the mine. Upon firing the Claymore produces a fan shaped fragmentation pattern in a 60 deg arc, 182cm high and lethal out to 50 m.