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    Crazy guy show`s how to disarm a mine in Laos.


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    Don't think he will be around for long .

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    is it an anti-personel mine?

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    And a crazy cameraman films nearby while crazy friends and neighbours laugh and joke at his side. The guy looks highly experienced.


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    Sounded like khmer ? maybe not in Laos could be cambo?

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    were it`s posted on LiveLeak, it say`s the location is Champassack, Laos.

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    Close to the cambo border then, interesting little vid that one , the company i work for have to do a lot of uxo clearance in savannakhet province, mostly cluster bombs though, Dropped from the air ,never seen any landmines here ( yet) The cambodians were big on them though , Thanks for the link

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    speaking khmer

    Never thought it was that easy

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    Not that easy...

    It isn't that easy altough the man seem to know what he's doing.





    Som landmines deployed are specifically designed to "take care" of the mine engineers.

    (haven' done anything else than a little google on the topic)

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    Quote Originally Posted by paranha View Post
    It isn't that easy altough the man seem to know what he's doing.





    Som landmines deployed are specifically designed to "take care" of the mine engineers.

    (haven' done anything else than a little google on the topic)
    jeez! Made me jump,lol.

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    here more on the subject....

    Bombies (UXO) in Lao - YouTube

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    Some Swiss guys are making machines for African and Asia to explode those mines.

    They started small few years ago and are well reputed now

    MineWolf Mine-Clearance Machine - Army Technology

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    Quote Originally Posted by ch1ldofthemoon
    Is it that easy?
    It is if you know how to deactivate it before removing it from the ground. A mine has to have an activating switch/trigger. This guy knew before he picked it up on how to switch it off. At 3 second in you see what looks like a switch on the side. He takes care not to touch that once lifted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ch1ldofthemoon
    Geezer with a lot of heart and a proper pair of balls show's how to disarm a mine in Laos.
    fixed that for you.

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    Have any of you heard of Aki Ra?

    He fought with the Khmer Rouge until the 80's placing landmines, and then he ended up working for the UN and helped clear landmines and UXOs. Having no tools, he used a knife, a Leatherman and a stick. He would defuse the landmines and UXOs he found in small villages and bring home the empty casings. Sometimes he would sell them as scrap to help fund his work.

    Eventually tourists found out about him and he was charging people one dollar to see his collection of landmines that he had diffused. He ended up opening a Landmine museum in Cambodia which I have went to in 2008. He is an extraordinary man. At the museum he also runs a school for orphans.

    The Cambodian Landmine Museum and School

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    Some interesting links there , im gonna forward that mine detecter in a shoe vid to our uxo team , bet they would love a set of those.
    This is how they do it currently, starts with a team of cutters with machettes


    Followed by a shallow search team to get all the frag of the surface.

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    Then a deep search team cover the same ground looking for any nasties





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    ^^Interesting.

    Quote Originally Posted by ch1ldofthemoon
    here is Aki Ra
    That guy is something else. What a story he has. Thanks for that video.
    I met him and volunteered at the school. A special place that has a place in my heart.

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    Wow:spectacular photos.Great

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