Antipersonnel Weapon M18A1 Claymore is a command-detonated, fixed-direction, fragmentation weapon designed primarily for use against personnel. The fragments also effectively penetrate soft-skinned vehicles.
All soldiers must be able to effectively employ the Claymore against the enemy and safely among friendly troops. This requires high level knowledge of the weapon, its characteristics and each component’s operation. The Claymore is employed during both offensive and defensive operations.
Fragmentation - 700 steel balls
Weight - 1.5 kilograms
Length - 21.5 centimetres
Explosive - 700 grams
Effective - 100m