Archive for Mine Parts

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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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.