Closing Cap Top Of Striker

Picrowt 107.—Antitank mine.

Figure 111.—Abatis constructed of interlaced trees in defile.

stopping or "bellying up" a sank. (See fig. 110.)

d. Abatis.—A road block made with fallen trees can stop a tank ior a time, if the trees are b:g enough. <See fig. 111.)

Figure 111.—Abatis constructed of interlaced trees in defile.

Hasty mine ileld. Fwjrs 108.—Mine-field patterns.

■ 61. Obstacles.—a. Mine fields.—Mine fields are laid definite patterns, two of *which are shown in figure 108. Patterns are designed to do two things:

(1) Stop the tank before It gets through the field. <2) Make It easier for our own engineers t<r remove the field later on.

The details of mine-field laying are taken up In FM 5-30.

b. Ditches.—Antitank ditches have sides steep enough to stop a tank. -'See fig. 109.)

c. Posts and ¡oqs.—Post and log obstacles are effective in

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