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Replica Improvised Explosive Device (IED) hacksaw pressure plate switch, 2013

This high metal content victim-operated switch was commonly used by insurgents at the beginning of IED use during the Afghanistan campaign (2001-). It is made from a hacksaw blade and the inner tube of a tyre which protects it against the weather. The two metal contacts come together under the weight of a person or vehicle, completing the circuit and causing the device to function.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2013-11-36-1


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National Army Museum, Study collection

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