Procedure. Two or more mines M18A1 can be
3 Unscrew and remove shipping plug priming
adapters containing blasting caps from mine.
fired simultaneously using above materials.
Blasting caps M7 will be connected to mines
4 Blasting cap should be re-inserted into spool
M18A1 using shipping plug priming adapter.
and shock tube should be re-spooled with
Standard demolition procedures in FM 5-250
igniter snapped back in it's holder on side of
will be used in making all non-electric connec-
tions. Mines emplaced side-to-side in a line may
be fired in any order simultaneously. Mine and
the danger area around the mine must be visible
from firing position so that any friendly person-
Do not kink or crimp shock tube, as this will
nel in vicinity of mine may be seen.
render it unusable.
5 Reverse shipping plug priming adapter and
A DISLODGED OR OVERTURNED
screw it in detonator well, plug end down.
MINE IS A POTENTIAL HAZARD TO
FRIENDLY PERSONNEL AND SHOULD
6 Remove mine from its emplacement position
NOT BE FIRED.
and repack. Store accessory items in original or
(2) Destruction. Any mine considered a dud or other-
wise in an unsafe condition should not be handled
or jarred, but should be destroyed as instructed in
AR 385-64 and DA Pam 385-64.
ASSURE THAT FIRING DEVICE HAS NOT
BEEN FIRED OR MINE RUN OVER. IF
j. Preparation for Long Term Emplacement.
BLASTING CAP HAS FIRED OR MINE
APPEARS TO BE A DUD, DESTROY MINE
AS OUTLINED IN (2) BELOW. RENDER
(1) Preparation of the mine M18A1 for long term
FIRING DEVICE SAFE BY REPLACING
emplacement shall follow the same procedure out-
ALL SAFETY PINS PRIOR TO PERFORM-
lined in this manual except that a heavy coating of
ING STEPS BELOW.
silicone grease shall be applied to the blasting cap
just before it is inserted into the detonator well.
(2) Emplacement life of mine M18A1, calculated to
Mine with non-electrical components.
70% effectivity, is 240 months for all environ-
1 Disconnect pull-wire or tripwire from firing
2 Re-insert safety pin in shock tube igniter.