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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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* A bounding mine attached to stakes at the height of about 1 meter.
Bounding mines are buried in the ground with a tripwire attached to one or more spikes that protrude from the ground.
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.
Bounding mines, which rely mostly on a fragmentation effect, have a cylindrical body usually mounted in a short pot, or barrel assembly.
"In 27 operational days we have removed 29 M14s, 200 shoe box mines and 100 Bounding mines." The last of these is perhaps the most sinister; when the mine is disturbed, the explosive jumps to chest height before exploding.