Numerous non-explosive traps are quite effective, performing the main task of incapacitating enemy personnel. All of these devices are improvised and easily made from local materials..
Not explosive traps, a board with spikes, a steel hedgehog, a trap-crossbow, a hanging mace and others, a device.
Board with spikes.
It consists of a board on which metal spikes are mounted. As spikes, nails, electrodes, or forged and sharpened spikes in the form of hooks can be used. These small barriers from boards with nails can be used in several pieces or in large quantities on the paths of advancement of the walking enemy or against wheeled transport and combat vehicles.
, on the bottom of which are installed boards with spikes. The pit is disguised from above. A person stepping on disguised material falls through and pierces the feet with spikes. The size of such a hole is usually 45&# 215; 45 cm, depth 30 cm.
Non explosive traps with a rotatable cover.
Basically the same as the previous one. The main difference is that it is larger in size (pit area 4&# 215; 4 meters, depth 2.4 meters) and has a rotatable cover, which in the middle rests on the axis. In the locked position, the lid can withstand the weight of a person, and in a free position, when a person steps on it, it turns and the person falls to the bottom of the pit, where there is a board with spikes.
After that, the cover having a balancing device returns to its original state. To avoid collapses due to the great depth of the pit, its walls are strengthened with boards or logs. There are options for traps of this type, in which the lid is of less complex construction, but all of them are characterized by sufficiently large sizes so that a person can fit there. Such a device is often called simply by its function – a trap for humans..
Rotary board with spikes.
Such non-explosive traps consist of a pivot arm enclosed between a pedal at one end and a board at the other. The pedal is located above the pit. When a person steps on this pedal, the lever rotates on the axis, dropping the person into the pit and raising the board with spikes up. A board with spikes is designed to strike in the face or chest. A variant of this device is a trap for causing wounds on the legs of a person.
Trap “Venus Flytrap”.
Consists of a rectangular frame with crossed spikes placed above the pit on a path or field. Spikes at an angle toward the bottom of the pit make it difficult to pull out stuck legs. Instead of a frame, metal containers with spikes located from the upper edges to the bottom of the container can be used. If you fall into any of these traps, you must cut or bend the spikes down before attempting to stretch your legs.
Adjacent non-explosive traps.
They consist of two wooden bars with spikes that can come together moving along the wooden guide rods. The trap is driven by two large rubber rings cut from the tires of automobile tires. A wooden plank keeps the bars at a certain distance from each other, and the rubber rings are in tension.
The device is placed on top of a hole 1.2 meters deep and is masked. When a person steps on the device, he shifts (breaks) the wooden plank, and the bars close under the action of rubber rings, the person, falling, injures his legs and body on the spikes.
At a small wooden bridge, the flooring is partially cut off and the resulting opening is masked by dirt. Under the bridge and nearby along the coast are spikes with hooks. Walking on the bridge fails and falls on the spikes. Sometimes a barrier from one end is blocked by a dam to fill it with water in order to better mask the spikes. If there is no water, the spikes are placed flush with the ground or masked in another way..
It is a wooden block with spikes, which is suspended on a tree so that it can fall on a person who touches the tension wire. Sometimes, a 2-3 meter long log with spikes is used as a powerful striking element. Cases of using balls made of reinforced concrete or mortar mines with spikes suspended on a rope or wire have been noted. Balls can be of various sizes, reaching a diameter of 60 cm and a weight of 18 kg. In any case, falling the mace causes severe damage..
Non-explosive traps known as the “tiger trap”, consist of a board measuring 45&# 215; 45 cm with spikes pointing down. A load (bricks) is placed on top of the boards. This design is suspended on tree branches hanging over the trail. When exposed to a stretch wire crossing the path under the mace, the latter falls on the trail. The size of the device can be very different, for its manufacture various materials are used.