The M18A1 Claymore is a directional anti-personnel mine developed for the United States Armed Forces. Its inventor, Norman MacLeod, named the mine after a large Scottish medieval sword. Unlike a conventional land mine, the Claymore is command-detonated and directional, meaning it is fired by remote-control and shoots a pattern of metal balls into the kill zone like a shotgun. The deadly steel balls have a range of about 100 yards. The letality of the explosion depends on how close the zombie or person was close to the claymore. If they were within a few yards, they would be blown to bits, but if they were about 90 yards away, they would only get hit by a few steel balls. If they were the infected type of zombie, that would be lethal as they would die of blood loss, but to the undead type, getting hit by a few steel balls wouldn't do much. They would also be very effective against other hostile survivors, as claymores be easily be hidden and the results are deadly.
- Can easily kill a zombie or hostile survivor.
- Hard to detect if well hidden.
- Used by many armed forces around the world and they often have their own variations of them.
- The user can easily be killed or injured if caught in the kill zone.
- Very loud, so more zombies or hostile survivors may be attracted to your location.
- Hard to set up if you have no prior training or experience.