Anti-vehicle mimes are very useful route denial weapons,
extremely difficult to place in urban settings. They normally
have to be either buried in the road surface, or placed via
existing culvert or drain. This greatly limits the options.
But do not despair* ! The MaxCo weapons engineering
have the answer.
The ingenious solution is to adapt the numerous service and
utility access points embedded in roadways. Now,
that they are, many authorities have taken to tack-welding
these closed, precluding their easy and discreet removal. So,
to overcome this, MaxCo have developed a thin, mime-
appliqué cover which fits over the existing fitment and
delivers a devastating walking-into-the-wind effect to a
vehicle passing over it. While the device only contains a
of mimes of secondary competence, it is more than enough
demoralise the crew of a typical soft-skinned vehicle.
To aid concealment, the kit comes complete with a portable
wide-format printer. Simply snap a photo, and then print out
covering that exactly resembles the existing fitment.
no need even to approach the chosen site, as utility
are unimaginative and tend to fit numerous examples of the
same type of manhole cover throughout their delivery area,
having identified the type of cover required, simply find one
elsewhere that can be photographed without attracting
attention. Then peel the self-adhesive backing from the
and stick it onto the mimes upper surface. Shims can be
placed below the sheet to produce genuine 3D texturing, so
that from a low angle its indistinguishable from the real
To deploy, peel of the backing from the device itself and
it over the chosen location. For extra stealth, this can be
during the hours of darkness, from a small van that has a
suitably-sized hatch cut in the load space; the van stops
momentarily over the target, guided by concealed CCTV
cameras, and the team in the back then just press the mime
down onto the existing manhole cover.
Initiation can be by a selection of systems; command wire,
simple pressure/impact, secure radio, cellular phone, or
of all radio paging technology which gives wide area
using a commercial system, but has no telltale back-channel
like a cellular phone its essentially a passive receiver.
Now its easy to ensure that, for those who you may
with, their day may end very differently but alas no sooner
than their expectations.
*MaxCo does not believe in asterisks.