The A-M18A1 Claymore mine is a command-detonated directional antipersonnel mine prepackaged for rapid deployment. Most Claymore mines issued to Alliance come equipped with a remote detonating system for use with a short range remote. This allows flexible placement of the mine without the potential for identifying the team via following the cord. Its design stems from World War II, when two scientists, a German and a Hungarian, discovered the effect that an explosion can be directed by a heavy steel plate in which they would name it the Misznay-Schardin effect after themselves.

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