This Handbook is a reprint of the Sep 1965 Boobytraps Manual that was originally printed for the Department of the Army.
Purpose and Scope:
This manual contains procedures, techniques, and expedients for the instruction of the soldier in the assembly, use, detection, and removal of boobytraps in combat.
Included are descriptions and discussions of the design and functioning characteristics of standard
demolition items - firing devices, explosives, and accessories - and missiles, such as hand grenades, mortar ammunition, artillery ammunition, and bombs.
This manual also contains information on a variety of items and indigenous materials useful for improvising firing devises, explosives, and pyrotechnic mixtures for guerrilla warfare applications.
Factory-produced boobytraps (dirty trick devises) are described. Most of these have been developed and used in the field by foreign armies.
Safety measures pertinent to boobytrapping operations are provided for the protection of troops from casualty.
The contents of this manual are applicable to nuclear and non-nuclear warfare.
Some of the topics covered in this book are:
And much much more...
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