An anti-personnel mine developed by the American military in the early 1950s and used in US conflicts since Vietnam.
In contrast to a conventional land mine, the Claymore is command-detonated and directional–i.e., it can be fired by remote control. It sprays metal balls into the kill zone like a shotgun.
It was named after a large medieval sword from Scotland.
Claymore, killing details
Calibre 1/8 inch steel balls, 700 per unit
Muzzle velocity 3,995 ft/s (1,200 m/s)
Effective range 50 m
Maximum range 250 m
Synonym M18 Claymore mine