Shelter on compound

  • Posted on: 1 November 2004
  • By: lucas

One of the shelters on the compound. Made from an ingenious system of metal meshed baskets filled with gravel and sand. Sand is an excellent energy absorber. For infantry the earth is often suggested to be their only safe protection. For example, a .308 or 7.62 mm round of an AK47/FAL/MAG machine gun will effortlessly go through a trunk of a tree or thin brick walls.

This shelter is capable of withstanding several direct hits with heavy mortar shells. Lucklily I've never had to run inside for protection. Busovaca was relatively quiet during my stay.

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