How to Make an Airsoft Land Mine

This is an instructional bit on how to make an Airsoft land mine that is cheap, easy, and powerful.

Steps

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    Get a 12oz. soda can. Cut it so you get two halves, top and bottom.
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    Lay one small square of tissue paper in the bottom half of the can.
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    Put the firecracker in next, poking a hole in the side of the can for the fuse and feed it through. Lay another square of paper on that.
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    Now put 2 dozen or so .12 gram BBs on the paper.
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    Using one more, larger sheet of tissue paper and a rubber band, cover the very top of the can.
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    Use something like a plastic bottle cap or 2 tucked under the rubber band to get it angled at about 20-30 degrees when laid on its side. This way, you can lay it on a rock or piece of ground and have the cone of fire hit the enemy from the ground.
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    To detonate the device, simply put the device on the ground angled at the enemy's location, light the fuse, and get away. The BB's only travel about 10–15 feet (3.0–4.6 m), so it should be used for suppressing enemies behind cover or it could possibly be used as a grenade if weight is applied to the bottom so it always lands face-up.
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    Have fun, but please read all tips and warnings before using.

Tips

  • You should have someone cover you when using this device in a firefight, as it takes a few seconds of you out in the open to get it set up.
  • This device is fuse-detonated, not pressure or electronically detonated, which means that the user has to be physically present to operate the device.
  • Extra lengths of fuse can be used. Each inch of fuse is 2.5 seconds of burning time, so in the heat of battle, you shouldn't need much.
  • It takes skill and planning to use this device effectively. A suggested position for it to be detonated is from a very well-concealed ambush position where the user can light it, then use his or her weapon to pick off the enemy once they have been startled or hit with the device.

Warnings

  • ALWAYS wear eye protection while playing Airsoft.
  • NEVER use fireworks that are illegal in your state.
  • This device can start fires if detonated incorrectly. Always keep a bucket of water or a fire extinguisher nearby.

Things You'll Need

  • 12oz. soda can
  • Knife or scissors
  • About 11 x 8.5 inches of tissue paper
  • 1 or 2 rubber bands
  • 1 or 2 plastic bottle caps
  • Small strip of 16 firecrackers
  • 2 dozen .12 gram BBs

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Categories: Airsoft