Archive for Mine Parts

German Druckzünder 35 Push Igniter

Posted in Ammunition & Fusing with tags , , , , on January 8, 2023 by The Dude

Here are two examples of the D.Z. 35, one prewar in brass and the other mid-late war in aluminium. These were used to fuse makeshift land mines or booby traps. They required between 125 and 150lbs of pressure to fire. The brass one is marked for Gebr. Brehmer Machinenfabrik in Leipzig-Plagwitz and dated 1938. The late war one is coded DWX for Schmöle & Comp. in Bad-Salzungen.

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

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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