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Afghanistan Ordnance Identification Guide

The Afghanistan Ordnance Identification Guide supports the U.S. Department of Defense humanitarian mine action program. This guide provides information to facilitate international unexploded ordnance (UXO) awareness and identification. This guide is not intended for use by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians. Rather, it is designed for other personnel who, of necessity, are trying to identify ordnance in the absence of trained EOD military professionals.

Sponsored by OSD (SO/LIC) and funded by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). Prepared by NAVEODTECHDIV.

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Demining/unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance operations are extremely hazardous and subject personnel involved to significant risk of serious injury or death. By its very nature, UXO is unpredictable and each incident presents unique problems that cannot be addressed in a general guide. While this product provides the best available information for identification of ordnance, the developers accept no legal responsibility for damage or injury to personnel or property resulting from its use.

The safe and effective use of the information in this guide assumes a certain level of technical competence in its target audience. At a minimum, users must be trained in general ordnance explosive safety and demolition procedures.

Use this information at your own risk!

This guide provides identification information for approximately 1200 ordnance items in the following categories. The high-resolution version contains images at 300 dpi and is optimized for printing high-quality along with clear, crisp images. The low resolution version contains images at a much lower quality of 100 dpi and is targeted for bandwidth-constrained environments. If you have a fast connection download the high-resolution files.


For questions regarding the explosive ordnance technical content provided in this guide, please contact the Naval EOD Technology Division at EODTSC@navy.mil

Ordnance Category Description Hi Res Low Res
cover Front Cover, Table of Contents, Markings and General Ordnance Information 17.56 mb 2.15 mb
bomb image Bomb 13.88 mb 1.23 mb
dispenser image Dispenser, Cluster and Launcher 16.05 mb 2.8 mb
projo image Projectile 75.32 mb 9.38 mb
fuze image Fuze/Firing Device 55.82 mb 3.57 mb
grenade image Grenade 5.06 mb 533 k
rocket image Rocket 16.09 mb 1.19 k
guided missile image Guided Missile 17.25 mb 1.55 mb
landmine image Landmine 31.77 mb 2.46 k
pyrotechnic image Pyrotechnic 3.83 mb 460 k
IED image Improvised Explosive Device 1.49 mb 62 k
misc image Miscellaneous Explosive Device 2.28 mb 140 k
depth charge image Depth Charge or other Underwater 1.26 mb 24 k
scatterable image Scatterable

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