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Claymore mine

The M18A1 Claymore Mine entered service with the U.S. military in 1960. A directional anti-personnel mine, the Claymore is detonated by remote control and, similar to the discharge of a shotgun, fires a spread of steel balls in a killing zone of approximately 100 meters, or 110 feet.

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