Re: [GZG] Armoured utility vehicles and IEDs in SG/DS
From: "John Atkinson" <johnmatkinson@g...>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 15:50:07 +0300
Subject: Re: [GZG] Armoured utility vehicles and IEDs in SG/DS
On 7/16/08, Tom B <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> If I take a big old-school (say 20 years out of date) anti-tank mine
> graft on a new triggering mechanism (say vibrations sensor vs.
> plate), does that make it an IED, even though it really was once a
> manufactured mine?
Yes, if you do it in an improvised manner--although that's a somewhat
misleading question. US mines, for instance, all date from the 1960s
or earlier. Some things just don't go out of date. :)
> And I keep hearing about more effective bombs (or components of, or
> expertise to make same) being smuggled into the hot zones from places
> outside (Iran is mentioned a lot). The implication of the reporting is
> these are sophisticated devices that are not the province of backyard
> chemists. Are these considered actual mines? Or are they still an IED,
> using better shaped charges and so forth?
IED, because they use improvised initiators and EFP warheads
originally designed for the mining industry.
"Thousands of Sarmatians, Thousands of Franks, we've slain them again
and again. We're looking for thousands of Persians."
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