Blast mines: physics, injury mechanisms and vehicle protection.

  title={Blast mines: physics, injury mechanisms and vehicle protection.},
  author={Arul Murugan Ramasamy and Adam M. Hill and Alan E Hepper and Anthony M J Bull and Jonathon C Clasper},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps},
  volume={155 4},
Since World War II, more vehicles have been lost to land mines than all other threats combined. Anti-vehicular (AV) mines are capable of disabling a heavy vehicle, or completely destroying a lighter vehicle. The most common form of AV mine is the blast mine, which uses a large amount of explosive to directly damage the target. In a conventional military setting, landmines are used as a defensive force-multiplier and to restrict the movements of the opposing force. They are relatively cheap to… CONTINUE READING
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