The M18 Claymore anti-personnel mine consists of a curved rectangular plastic shell with a layer of ¾ of a pound of composition C3 explosive. It has a fragmentation face of rectangular steel fragments designed to blow out in a fan-shaped pattern. Because of the explosive charge, there is a small area of lethality directly behind the mine, as well as the area of devastation in front of the blast.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield

The Claymore is a gadget featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield.

This is a remotely detonated anti-personnel mine. You can place this device anywhere on the ground and detonate it from anywhere in the map. It functions similarly to a frag grenade, but with the blast only going in the frontal hemisphere (+/- 75 degrees from center). This item can be destroyed.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown

The Claymore is a gadget featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown.

This mine is defensive in its design as it is detonated by hand held trigger and releases multiple steel projectiles in a directional pattern.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

"Anti-personnel mine."
— In-game description

The Claymore is a gadget featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. They can be equipped by various operators on the attacking team and can be used as a counter against roaming defenders.

Claymores are triggered by a laser proximity sensor that uses three red laser beams projected out in front of the mine up to a distance of 3m. Only one laser beam is required for the proximity sensor to trigger, allowing the attacker to minimize a claymore's visibility. Claymore beams are low enough to go through barricaded doors and drone holes; they can also go through holes on destructible walls.

As of Operation Health, the damage dealt by a Claymore's explosion is exactly the same as that of a frag grenade in the game (142, 120 & 105 points against the three armor types respectively). Full blast damage is dealt up to 2m distance and after that the damage drops off to zero at 6m.

This means that the only class that is able to survive a single blast without armor plates or over-heal is level three armor and even then, only if the operator is at full health and towards the maximum range of the mine's proximity detonator. As with all explosives, shield operators are able to partially withstand the blast (if they are facing towards it) and once an operator picks up Rook armor plates, they will either survive the blast or, in the worst case, enter the "down but not out" state.

Explosives Test & Comparison

Explosives Test & Comparison

In contrast to the frag grenade, Claymores only cause damage in a 180-degree arc in front of the mine. Operators behind the mine during detonation remain unharmed. Similar to the real world application of this type of mine, this allows attackers to place the Claymores very close to their own positions without the risk of harming themselves.

Claymores emit a loud "puff" when destroyed, alerting the attacker to an approaching roamer.

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