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Mine/Countermine Operations FM C2

This publication includes the following appendixes: They cause the attacker to question his operatipns to breach and may cause him to expend his reduction assets wastefully Phony minefields may be employed in conjunction with other minefields, but should be used only after the enemy has become mine-sensitive.

Probable M 16 AP mine emplacement gure Many of the deep-interdiction missions that support force-projection doctrine require a greater distance. Removal of safety pin Building sketch and mine plan DA Form gure Finally, the commander and the engineer must both understand the intent of the obstacle group.

Other combat arms units must often provide work parties. Echelons of obstacle control and effect Table The turn groups 2 and 5combined with a heavy volume of AT fires from a company team at the turning point, achieves this. Volcano turn and block minefields Figure AHDs are not used in hasty protective row minefields. The designs are simply considerations or parameters to use when designing tactical minefields, regardless of the operaations method.


The block group is the most resource-intensive. The flame fires the detonator.

FM – Mine/Countermine Operations –

When the siting party completes the centerline staking, it installs lane tapes and traffic tapes, respectively. It defines the four types of minefields— protective, tactical, nuisance, and phony.

Groups counterine placed on theCOA overlay to support the maneuver plan. The front of an attacking enemy depends largely on the type of enemy force armored, motorized, or dismounted infantry and norms by which the enemy army fights. Its use depends on the method of minefield resupply, 20-332 these techniques are discussed in more detail later in this chapter. Secondly, they may cause an attacker to wastefully expend reduction assets to reduce mines that are not really there.

Mine/Countermine Operations FM 20-32 C2

It minimizes disruption of emplacement and the chance of fratricide as engineers move back into the work area after reloading. Mine-roller width compared to track-vehicle widths gure Laying and fusing mines Live mines are never laid in a phony minefield. The AA analysis details potential EAs and indicates where forces can counterrmine with limited survivability construction, because a reverse slope or undulating terrain provides natural concealment and cover.


Change FM countermune, 30 Septemberas follows: This becomes the deception story, and every aspect of the phony minefield must support the deception story. SD windows Table Bypassing is done by maneuvering around a minefield or, if aviation assets are available, moving over the minefield.

FM 20-32 Mine/Countermine Operations

Each mine has eight trip wires four on the top and four on the bottom that deploy after ground impact up to 12 meters from the mine. Start emplacing the perimeter fence before emplacing mines, preferably during site layout if the tactical situation permits.

Planning factors for the mine dump On enemy tanks with autoloaders, the detonation of rounds in the belly-mounted ammunition carousel is very likely. These two reports are the only reports used with scatterable mines.

Here, the lane signature must be more extensive and more visible, because it must guide larger forces over a greater distance to the lane’s entrance without interruption. Time factors for handling the obstacle material, to include all unloading, uncrating, inspecting, and loading, must be considered. Mines with a 4-hour SD time will begin to self-destruct at 3 hours and 12 minutes.