The South African Border War - Mines, Mines did I say mines?
PLAN or the armed wing could not compete with the SADF militarily so it resorted to mining warfare.
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With thousands of kilometers of dirt roads and long quiet nights, it was impossible to clear the roadways of mines.
South Africa resorted to using Mine proof vehicles with V shaped hulls to deflect explosions from underneath.
The Buffel (or buffalo)was used by the military.
Police favored the Caspir.
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Troops would also walk out upfront to look for tracks and signs of activity.
The ocupants were strapped in and protected during the explosion, but we can't say the same for the vehicle.
Anti tank mines like the one in the top picture would often leave huge craters.
In this picture you can sees the seat belts for each occupant.
this one took a hit from something other than a mine.
Below we see a follow up operation with "bushmen" trackers leading the way.
PLAN's tactic was sometimes to lay anti-personnel mines parallel to their anti-tank mines to kill policemen or soldiers either engaging in preliminary mine detection or inspecting the scene of a previous blast.