Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Military Snapshot - Mine Clearing Outside Fallujah

Clearing mines in and around Fallujah was a seemingly never-ending task for U.S. forces. Here, the aftermath of 1,750 pounds of C-4 explosives contained in a mine-clearing line charge (MCLC) can be seen. The explosion could blast a lane sixteen meters wide and one hundred meters long. The MCLC was designed as a means of hastily breaching minefields. Photo courtesy of the Department of Defense, from Operation Phantom Fury: The Assault and Capture of Fallujah, Iraq by Dick Camp.

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