German Box Anti-Tank Mine

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  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    For reference. Anyone got any pictures etc?

    Taken from I Corps Intel file WO 167/125:
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  2. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    From 12 Lancers WD.

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  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Some more info taken from Taken from WO167/190 1 Division General Staff War Diary

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  5. sapper

    sapper WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Never saw one of these. Yet we cleared a quarter of a million of all types.Mostly Shu, Teller and Regal mines along with stacks of S mines.
    Very often under fire and with the anti tank sprinkled with Shu and S mines just to keep us on our toes.

    Later we had to deal with dug in Sea mines, and aerial bombs, Even in the cliffs above the roads set to explode when traffic approached.
    Sapper
     
  6. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    FRom a Tank point of view - the Teller was the worst as it usually broke the track - and the driver and co-driver's ankles thus making the Tank motionless and open to attack by the panzershriek - sometimes they would double them up - and that really caused damage - then on dismounting - the area was usually full of schu mines which made life interesting .
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  7. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Andy,

    The only two I can find any references to in my encyclopedea of German weapons
    are the Model 406(b) a Belgium anti heavy tank mine used by the German Army and 407(f) which was a French anti light tank mine.

    Both fit the description of metal cased mines.

    Axis History Forum • View topic - Belgian AT mines

    Regards
    Tom
     

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