Archive for the Mines Category

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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