bounding mine


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bounding mine

[¦bau̇n·diŋ ′mīn]
(ordnance)
Type of antipersonnel mine usually buried just below the surface of the ground; it has a small charge which throws the case up into the air; this case explodes at a height of 3 or 4 feet (1 or 1.2 meters), throwing shrapnel or fragments in all directions.
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A bounding mine attached to stakes at the height of about 1 meter.
In 27 operational days we have removed 29 M14s, 200 shoe box mines and 100 Bounding mines.
There are devices called bounding mines that spring out of the ground when you set them off and explode at waist height to cause maximum damage.
Tripwires are commonly used with bounding mines (PROM-1), scatterable mines (BLU42/B), stake mines (PMR-2A), and directed fragmentation (claymore style) antipersonnel mines, along with hundreds of others.