(2) It is more difficult to cut than standard barbed wire.
Supporting arms on top guard point outward
d. Barbed tape or razor ribbon.
Barbed tape or razor ribbon may be
used as top guard; it may be used at combat fortifications.
(1) Temporary barriers may be built of this type fencing.
(2) Ground maintenance is hampered.
e. Top Guard.
(1) Top guards may be added on interior enclosures, also, when added
protection is desired. A top guard is overhang of barbed wire along the top
of a fence.
It faces outward and upward at an angle of 45 degrees (toward
(2) Three strands of barbed wire, spaced 6 inches apart, are used on
the supporting arms. The length of these arms and the number of strands of
wire can be increased when required. The supporting arms are affixed to the
top of the fence posts.
They will be of a height to increase the overall
height of the fence at least 1 foot. (See Figure 2-1.)
f. Gates and entrances. The number of gates and perimeter entrances must
be the minimum required for safe and efficient operation. When gates and