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    is it Claymore from UK?

    Can anybode tell anything about this mine? Is it UK wersion Claymore or fake for movei?
    Regardes, Ivan.
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    The only UK Claymore type landmine I know is the PADMINE, this mine I think is a fake for movie.

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    I agree. Though fairly well done, it looks like a fake. The body style is wrong for a Claymore, even an early one. The UK would normally use an L series number, the US an M. The US designation for the Claymore is M18A1, not 17, and the lot number puts it in the 1940s. Experimental is possible, but it does not have an experimental designation and it is not like any US mine I've seen.
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    Thanks Stecol and US-Subs!
    This is from British movei CI5. 3-th season. This is on picture back side, with marking.
    Really looks like original mine, that`s why I asked

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    I'd heard of the Padmine and think it may have been introduced into UK service towards the end of my time as a soldier (late 1980s / early 1990s) or even later but don't quote me on that. Before that I believe the only Claymore type of mine we had was bought-in stocks of the US version, some of which I saw in the early 1980s in a UK depot.
    Interestingly the UK acquired lots of other kinds of munitions in the run-up to the first Gulf war, some of them bought on a `sale and return' basis, meaning if they were returned unused and with original factory seals the MOD got its money back. I guess the higher ups decided we had no equivalent of our own thanks to the Treasury and that suitable stuff could be bought off the shelf from friendly nations. The GIAT Vehicle Launched Scatterable Mine System (VLSMS) comes to mind. However those were not of the Claymore variety but a pod mixture of anti-tank and anti-personnel mines, each pod having its own propelling charge to launch the mines. I had not even considered such a concept - a quick way to sow a large area of programmable mines. At the time I was a technical author and it was fun but nail biting working out the translation of how the fuze worked, from French to English, but at least I had diagrams to help me. I'm sure some would have been sent to the Gulf but don't know if any were used. I presume the troops using vehicles that carried them would have needed a bit of specialist training.
    Any live or dug ordnance shown in my posts has been dealt with accordingly by eod personel

 

 

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