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Appendix D

STANDARD OBSTACLES


This appendix provides time, personnel equipment, and material estimating factors for obstacle planning. Reconnaissance or experience in a particular area may require that the planning factors be modified. The estimates given in this appendix are generally based upon "standard" sizes and types of obstacles. The basic purpose of the "standard" obstacle concept is to permit rapid estimating for resource requirements. Early estimation of resource requirements assists in personnel allocation and early requisition of material to accomplish the mission. For instance, if 40 hasty road craters are required in a particular obstacle plan, multiply the resources required for the hasty crater to get a reasonable estimate of the resources required. The estimates will not always be as accurate as an on-site reconnaissance; detailed obstacle planning is the most accurate method of determing resource requirements.

ARTILLERY DELIVERED SCATTERABLE MINES (ADAM/RAAMS)

GROUND EMPLACED MINE SCATTERING SYSTEM (GEMSS) (M128)

MODULAR PACK MINE SYSTEM (MOPMS)

HELICOPTER DELIVERED AT MINE DISPENSING SYSTEM (M56)

USAF DELIVERED SCATTERABLE MINES (GATOR)

AT MINE DISPENSING SYSTEM (M57)

CONVENTIONAL MINEFIELDS (HAND LAID)

DELIBERATE ROAD CRATER

HASTY ROAD CRATER

CRATERING DEVICE (M180) WITH MINES

WIRE OBSTACLES

ABATIS

ARTILLERY DELIVERED
SCATTERABLE MINES (ADAM/RAAMS)
(designator MFA)

GROUND EMPLACED MINE
SCATTERING SYSTEM (GEMSS) (M128)

(designator MFG)
Antitank (designator MFGT)
Antipersonnel (designator MFGP)
Mixed (designator MFGM)

MODULAR PACK MINE SYSTEM (MOPMS)

(designator MFM)
ANTITANK (designator MFMT)
ANTIPERSONNEL (designator MFMP)

HELICOPTER DELIVERED AT
MINE DISPENSING SYSTEM (M56)

(designator MFH)

USAF DELIVERED SCATTERABLE MINES (GATOR)

(designator MFAF)

AT MINE DISPENSING SYSTEM (M57)

(designator MFD)
Depth of minefield: 50 meters

CONVENTIONAL MINEFIELDS

(Hand Laid)

DELIBERATE ROAD CRATER

(designator RCD)

HASTY ROAD CRATER

(designator RCH)

 CRATERING DEVICE (M180) WITH MINES

(designator RCM)

WIRE OBSTACLES

ABATIS

(designator ABT)



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