Figure 12-16.--The M57 firing device.
The outer surface is a curved rectangular, olive drab,
molded plastic case. The front portion of the case has a
fragmentation face containing steel spheres embedded
in a plastic matrix (enclosure). The back portion of the
When detonated, the Ml8A1 mine projects steel
Figure 12-14.--The M18A1 antipersonnel mine and accessories
fragments over a 60-degree fan-shaped pattern
packed in the M7 bandoleer.
approximately 6 feet high and 50 meters wide at a range
equipped with a fixed plastic, slit type of sight,
of 50 meters (fig. 12-15). These fragments are
adjustable legs, and two detonator wells. The mine and
moderately effective up to a range of approximately 100
all its accessories are carried in the M7 bandoleer
meters and can travel up to 250 meters. The optimum
effective rangethe range at which the most desirable
balance is achieved between lethality and area
The mine weighs about 3 1/2 pounds and is 8 1/2
coverageis 50 meters.
inches long, 1 3/8 inches wide, and 3 1/4 inches high.
Figure 12-15.--Range and effects of the M18A1.