The U. S. Army is currently field testing the XM-57 Anti-Tank Mine Dispensing System in?
(a) LTG Clark receiving briefing prior to demonstration
(b) Arming plugs are removed, fuses are inserted, arming plugs are replaced and the mines are loaded aboard a truck
(c) The XM-57 is hitched to the truck and prepared for demonstration
(d) Mine laying demonstration
(e) General Clark inspects the minefield.
NOTE TO EDITORS: This story was filmed in November, 1972, at Aschaffenburg, Germany.
This story was filmed during a demonstration of the system for Lieutenant General Frederick Clark, Chief of Army Engineers. The demonstration was held on November 15, 1972, near Aschaffenburg Germany.
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Background: The U. S. Army is currently field testing the XM-57 Anti-Tank Mine Dispensing System in Germany. The XM-57 is a special plow and associated components designed to permit emplacement of anti-tank mines more rapidly and with far less manpower than the conventional hand emplacement method.
The system was developed by the U. S. Army Mobility Equipment Research and Development Centre, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and has recently been furnished to U. S. Army, Europe units. The 9th Engineer Battalion, and element of the 7th Engineer Brigade, is conducting initial unit training with the system and at the same time is providing a user evaluation.