Were Bouncing Betties used in Vietnam?

Did the US use landmines in Vietnam?

The M14 mine blast-type anti-personnel mine used by the United States during the Vietnam War was known as the “toe popper.” Earlier examples of the toe-popper were the Soviet-made PMK-40 and the World War II “ointment box.” The United States also used the M16 mine, a copy of the German “Bouncing Betty”.

What does a Bouncing Betty?

1. bouncing betty – an antipersonnel land mine. ground-emplaced mine, land mine – an explosive mine hidden underground; explodes when stepped on or driven over.

Were landmines used in Vietnam?

Both the U.S. and South Vietnamese forces, as well as the communist North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong insurgency, deployed millions of mines for various purposes, including anti-tank mines for disabling or destroying armored vehicles and anti-personnel mines that were designed to disable or kill enemy soldiers.

How many landmines were used in the Vietnam War?

More than 42 years later, that legacy remains. It is estimated that more than 3 million land mines/UXO/cluster munitions remain buried in Vietnam. Since 1975, over 40,000 Vietnamese have died from these deadly remnants of war, and over 60,000 have been injured.

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