Andy Smith
MIne-action specialist
 

Mined area Indicators – Ammunition dump

 

 

Sheet 52  Ammunition dump
(Page 1)

The picture shows an area where an ammunition dump was blown up during the fighting. Ammunition was thrown over a large area on the edge of the city.

Cities are relatively safe places during war and many people have moved there to escape the fighting. The city has grown and people now need to build their homes in the place where the ammunition dump was blown up. The people collect the ammunition that gets in their way and pile it in the area shown in the photograph.

Professionals may like to try to identify the items they can see.

Suggested message(s):

  • There may be a severe problem with explosive items even inside a city.
  • Sometimes local people have to take risks that you should not copy.

 

Sheet 53  Ammunition dump
(Page 2)

The picture shows some of the items spread around by the explosion at the ammunition dump.

A – 2.75” HE rocket warheads and 23mm cannon rounds. These are in the foreground in front of the main picture.

B – AO-2.5 RT bomblet or submunition dispensers that have burst open. These are stacked behind the door on the left of the main picture.

C – A damaged bomblet canister. The bomblet or submunition is shown at E.

D – An S-5K0 fin-stabilised rocket. This munition has a shaped charge and fragmentation warhead.

E – A PTAB-2.5 K0 bomblet or submunition. The dispenser is shown at C and F.

F – Live 23mm cannon ammunition in front of a submunition dispenser. The submunition is shown at E.

G – A tin box with a large cannon shell protruding in front of A0-2.5 RT submunitions or bomblets.

Sheet 54  Ammunition dump
(Page 3)

The picture shows some of the other items spread around by the explosion when the ammunition dump was destroyed.

On the left is an area used for dumping rubbish with some large missiles among the trash. The local people moved them to use the land for building. The need for land in the safety of the cities is so great that all available land is used.

On the right are some of the other items strewn around the area.

A – Small HE fragmentation bomb.

B – 500kg parachute retarded bomb.

C – Unknown Soviet ammunition component containing High Explosive.

D – A0 2.5 RT submunitions or bomblets.

E – A 120mm mortar on top of a bomblet dispenser.

F – Unidentified rocket launch tubes and rockets.

G -  Large rockets in an unknown condition.

 

 

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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