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by78

Brigadier
Man-portable mine and obstacle clearing pack, basically a portable rocket-projected line charge explosive. Rocket launch rail is integrated into the carrying case.

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steel21

Junior Member
Registered Member
Explain like I'm Navy
A MCLC (pronounced Mic-LiC), is a tube of explosives pulled out by a small rocket that flies out in a certain direction. Usually, they are deployed in 2 parallel lines.
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The explosives then fall to the ground, spaced both in length and width based on calculated pressure necessary to clear the lane.
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The last charge should be an acceptable safe distance from the shooter.

Then the charge is blown, creating a path in the dirt for friendly forces to advance.

In the past, MCLICs usually come in the form of a towed trailer, behind the combat engineer's M113.

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This new PLA form factor allows dismounted infantry to have a miniaturized clearing system without waiting for the engineer in the rear with the gear to pull up.

Of course, there are other uses for such a charge. You can pull apart the explosive to be used independently, or if you are pissed enough, you can blow a whole structure in 1/2 or smithereens based on the size and strength of the structure.
 

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