U.S. 155mm Artillery Round Rigged As A Booby Trap By The Viet Cong
They can be anti-tank or anti-personnel.
Booby Traps In Vietnam
There's No Such Thing
As A Smart Mine
When placed individually or in small numbers,
unburied where they
are accidentally discovered, a mine is considered a 'booby trap.
Usually used on land and detonated by either a trip-wire or pressure fuse.
They are usually improvised in the field from artillery shells,
mortar rounds, grenades, anti- tank rockets, aerial bombs or
just an explosive charge (usually TNT or C4 plastic explosive)
w/ a simple detonator.
During the Second Indo-China War the communists
had a habit of taking unexploded U.S. grenades, bombs
and artillery shells and rigging them as booby traps.
They are often placed on dead bodies, food, vehicles etc.,
and have a tendency to impede the mental ability
of a soldier to carry out his mission.
These Are Some Examples Of Viet Cong Booby Trap Grenades
Used Against U.S. Soldiers During The Second Indo-China War.