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Preliminary hazard-analysis work sheet peripheral factors E Figure F-l. Shrapnel is propelled upward and outward from kine mine and produces fatal casualties to a distance of 15 meters.

When employed by combat aviation elements in support of maneuver units, close coordination between aviation and ground units assures that Volcanodispensed mines are emplaced accurately and quickly.

FM – Mine/Countermine Operations –

Once mines are dispensed, they cannot be recovered or reused. The senior leader must set a limit to the mins a prober can actually probe in the minefield. Normal parameters for threat-style minefields The RCU can recycle the 4-hour SD time of the mines three times, for a total duration of approximately 13 hours.

Mines counternine AHDs are sometimes incorrectly called booby-trapped mines. Tactical minefields may be emplaced during offensive operations to protect exposed flanks, isolate the objective area, deny enemy counterattack routes, and disrupt enemy retrograde. Figure clearly defines some of the terms used to discuss minefield variables. Surrogate equipment includes an air-data package GPS, radar altimeter, inertial measurement unit [IMU]a power supply, a work station sa digital data recorder, mounting racks, and a modified floor for the specific aircraft.


The composition of a protective minefield is driven by the vulnerability of the o;erations During the process, each participant verifies that he can cover the obstacle, notes the location of fire control measures and obstacles, and records the appropriate data on range cards. The leader may find it necessary to confirm an exploded mine to account for all the mines. An M-Kill does not always destroy the weapon system and the crew; they may continue to function.

Each minefield overlaps another one to tie the minefields together and prevent gaps. Hornet reinforcing a conventional minefield Lane widths Table However, commanders must make every attempt to mark these minefields as soon as the tactical situation allows.

FM 20-32 Mine/Countermine Operations

Obstacle Groups Obstacle groups Figurepage contain one or more individual obstacles that are grouped together to provide a specific obstacle effect. It is imperative that the operatiojs and the effect of these minefields are well understood.

Due to the large footprint created when the minefield is fired, many mines will scatter outside the planned minefield area. They are not precisely placed; however, the minefield boundaries are. One SEE working for one hour.

E-5 M16 Antipersonnel Mine Mine-blade width compared to track-vehicle widths gure Measuring distances between mines with sandbags gure a. Laying a minefield continued Normal parameters for threat-style minefields C-2 Table D-l. The fuse is actuated by an initiating action.


Mine/Countermine Operations FM 20-32 C2

They will probably remain there until the task is complete. Confirm the signal or the activity that initiates lane closure.

The following method is used to integrate obstacle planning at the TF level; it uses the decision- making doctrine contained in FM Cross out words that do not apply. They may also be the method of emplacement that is replicated by a phony minefield. Place warning signs for areas containing emplaced mines. Although mines are issued with a standard fuse, alternate fuses are issued separately for some mi nes.

The commander sets the priority of marker emplacement based on the situation. Each chapter describes standard disrupt, fix, turn, and block minefield packages particular to that method of emplacement or dispensing system.

The ratio of full-width versus track-width mines in a minefield depends on the kill required. The battalion commander’s intent is his vision of the battle and normally outlines what actions the unit must do to accomplish the mission.