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Improvised Explosive Devices Ied and Boobytraps : A Comprehensive Field Guide - (Hardcover)
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Enhanced with more than 100 illustrations and photographs, Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and Boobytraps: A Comprehensive Field Guide is designed to help increase the survivability of encounters with these weapons of war. The book examines their identification, detection, and avoidance, as well as the theory behind their operation. It explores current trends in IED deployment, their use in Iraq against military and civilian personnel, and their use in other parts of the world. It also covers wounding effects associated with IEDs and other explosive devices. Tables provide information on explosive detonation velocities, evacuation distances, blast damage estimations, blast pressure effects on structures, and blast pressure effects on people.