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Gad Shaanan Design, Inc.. Spider Boot Antipersonnel Mine Foot Protection System. 1998
Gad Shaanan Design, Inc.

Spider Boot Antipersonnel Mine Foot Protection System

1998
Not on view
Manufacturer
Med-Eng Systems, Inc.
Medium
Thermoplastics and proprietary composites
Dimensions
20 1/2 x 8 5/8 x 13" (52 x 22 x 33 cm)
Credit
Gift of Med-Eng Systems, Inc.
Object number
105.2006.a-b
Copyright
Photo by Jim Cochrane

Apart from the human cost, land mines destabilize economic prospects. They have a paralyzing effect on communities, contaminating fertile fields, cutting off access to markets, schools, and water supplies, and holding people hostage in their own villages or displacing them from their homes. Several nongovernmental organizations are focused on disarming these weapons in order to allow affected communities to return to life without fear. The Spider Boot, raised on a platform, provides enough distance from a detonating mine to deflect shrapnel away from the body. The boot also incorporates self-sacrificing materials, such as aluminum honeycomb encased in a V-shaped steel container on the underside of the platform to absorb the impact of the detonation.

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