Andy Smith
MIne-action specialist
 

Mined area Indicators – Transporter

 

 

Sheet 33     Transporter
(Page 1)

The picture shows an abandoned transport vehicle with its ramp down. The vehicle was destroyed in an ambush and has been left near the roadside for many years.

At first, local people avoided it. Later they started to use nearby land and used the transporter as a place to put items that got in their way.

Four different indications of fighting are clearly visible. 

This vehicle was once safe but is now a store for potentially dangerous items.

Suggested message(s):

  • Avoid any impulse to investigate abandoned military equipment.
  • Do not assume that a place that was safe some time ago will still be safe.

 

Sheet 34      Transporter
(Page 2)

The picture shows rusting rifles, cartridges and small shells.  It also shows the arming/safety caps that are discarded when PG-7s (rocket propelled grenades) are assembled for use.

Suggested message(s):

  • Even small plastic items can be a warning of danger.

 

Mined area
warning signs

 

Areas without
signs

 

Informal
warning
signs

 

Roads in
rural areas

 

 

Improvised devices
on roads

 

Surveyor's stick
scene

 

Fighter plane
scenario

 

Abandoned
grazing land

 

Tank
Scene

 

 

Washout
Scene

 

Embankment
Scene

 

Destroyed
train

 

Abandoned
building

 

Transporter
Scene

 

Angola bush
Scene

 

Power-line
Scene

 

Burnt-off
area

 

Trench
Scene

 

 

Angola
bush 2

 

OZM
Scene

 

Small
fuzes

 

 

How mines
age

 

Other common
AP mines

 

Other common
ordnance

 

Other common
indicators

 

Ammunition
dump

 

Mine
injuries

 

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