Archive for the Mines Category

German Trip Wire Spool

Posted in Mines with tags , , , , on March 13, 2017 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgWell it doesn’t get much more dull than this. This small spool contains the tripwire used to set up the Stockmine 43 and Bouncing Betty mines as booby traps. The wire comes in two colours, desert yellow and temperate green. This one is marked YBW for the manufacturer. These spools are almost identical to those used by the U.S.Army during WW2 and postwar. The difference is in how the spool core is turned and on the code marking.rsz_tripwire.png

Tellermine Transport Box

Posted in Mines with tags , , , on June 14, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis box is exciting only if you have four Tellermines and need a way to store or display them. If you are this person then you need to ask yourself why you have four German anti-tank mines and do the RCMP ever slow down as they pass your house. Obviously I am such a person. Below is the case and the 4 AT mines included in the sickness that is my collection. There is a Tellermine 35, Tellermine 35(S), Tellermine 42 and Tellermine 43 sitting in this case.

German Tellermine 35 ST

Posted in Mines with tags , , , on December 23, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the later ST model of the Tellermine 35. It is designed for anti vehicle use and requires 400 pounds pressure on the center plate. The grooves were intended to reduce the exposure of the mine in the case of loose soil or sand.

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German T-35 AI Tellermine

Posted in Mines with tags , , , on December 23, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis landmine is the first issue of the T-35 anti tank landmine. Pressure of 400 pounds to the center or 200 pounds to the edge of the top plate was sufficient for it to discharge.

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A Rough Ground Dug Ti-35 Landmine

Posted in Mines with tags , , , on August 18, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgHere’s a scubber! It’s a ground dug German Ti-35 St Tellermine anti-tank mine. As you can see it’s in very rough condition. It’s complete except for the carrying handle although the metal is pretty marginal in places. I am not sure about how to stabilise this guy so I’ll be asking on the forums.

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German Tellermine 43 Antitank Mine

Posted in Mines with tags , , , on May 20, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a Tellermine 43 antitank blast mine. It uses a T.Mi.Z.42 fuze. This is missing because James is a slack bastard and hasn’t sent me any yet.

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German Glasmine 43

Posted in Mines with tags , , , on April 17, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a German antipersonnel mine made almost entirely of glass. This was so that it would be harder to detect using a mine detector. Because it relies on the 220g blast charge it is intended to maim primarily by taking a leg or foot off an individual soldier.

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German Tellermine 42 Antitank Mine

Posted in Mines with tags , , , on April 17, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a Tellermine 42 antitank blast mine. It uses a ZZ42 zünder. My friend James says this is wrong and that it should instead have a T.Mi.Z.42 fuze. I think James needs a hobby that doesn’t include sending me email.

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German Mine or Gas Warning Flag

Posted in Flags, Mines with tags , , , on April 17, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is part of a sapper’s marking set. The Germans used these to mark mines for removal as well as gas warnings.

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German Stockmine 43

Posted in Mines with tags , , , on April 17, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a German cement mine that has metal fragments in it. Inside was a 100gram Bohrpatrone charge. Screwed in through the top was a ZZ42 zünder, although this one came with a druckzünder 35A.

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German FlaschenEismine42

Posted in Mines with tags , , , on April 17, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is an interesting piece. It’s called an “ice mine”. The original German theory for the use of these mines was that they should be suspended on 6-foot lengths of wire below the surface of ice-covered rivers. The mines were placed 16-feet apart and at intervals mines were set to be ignited by electrical detonation. The explosion of one mine would set up a sympathetic detonation which would explode those in the adjacent area. The mines were later used as A/P ground mines, employing the Fl.Es.Mi.Z igniter and adapted for use with other pressure type igniters.

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German M35 Bouncing Betty Antipersonnel Mine

Posted in Mines with tags , , , on April 16, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgWell what can I say that the title already didn’t? This is a M35 Antipersonnel mine with the compound three zunder setup on top. This was replaced by the M44 in 1944 that was simpler to manufacture. This is quite heavy and rather nasty inside as it contains hundreds of sharp medal rod clippings designed to tear the shit out of people.

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Sappers from the British 51st Highland Division render a group of M35’s safe somewhere in the Western Desert.

 

Assorted Zunder & M35 Mine Parts

Posted in Mines with tags , , , , on April 16, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgHere’s my spare parts bags for my landmines. You can see electrical cable for the electric igniter, some zunders, a trigger set for a glasmine and the central stem & top nut for an M35 Bouncing Betty.

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German Schützenmine 42

Posted in Mines with tags , , , on April 15, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis mine was a non-metallic anti-personal mine containing a 200 gram blast charge and was triggered by a ZZ42 detonator. My one is missing the wooden spacing blocks that held the charge block in place.

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