Aluminum Antitank Mine

This mine, which was made from salvaged material by the Germans in Tunisia, has not been found outside that area. It consists of a cylindrical aluminum container with a false lid and cover.

The loose lid has three holes through which the igniters protrude. These are caused to function by pressure on the cover. Three igniters per mine are used and they may be either of the D.Z. 35 type or the other type used in the Tel-lermine T.Mi. 42 (T.Mi. Z. 42).

To prepare the mine.

(a) Using the D.Z. 35 igniters, screw into the sockets of the prepared charges (which are placed below the three holes in the false lid),

(b) Replace the cover so that the cut away portions are opposite the safety-pins of the igniters, and lay out the cords attached to the safety-pins. Using the T. Mi. Z. 42 igniters. Same as above (but without safety-pins).

To arm the mine. {a} Using the D.Z. 35 igniters, pull the cords attached to the safety pins and withdraw all three.

(b) Using the T.Mi.Z. 42 igniters, the mine, when prepared above is armed.

To lift mine.

There are no provisions made for the use of additional igniters with this mine and no obvious ways of fitting booby-traps. When found, these should be marked conspicuously and the sappers informed, as there are no easy ways to attach a cord or cable for destruction.

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Total weight of mine 7

(cj Replace lid and secure with pins, (d) Withdraw safety-pin cord. Disarming, normal.

Attach 50 yards of cable to leg of mine and pull clear, from under cover. Disarming, silent, (a) Remove pressure plate and leave up-

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Explosive filling 3 1/2 lbs. Tolite or TNT.

Preparation of mine.

(a) Rerrove pressure plate.

(b) Screw igniter into mine, having in- tuined^be^ide'minet sured that the detonator is screwed (b) Ingert na±1 Qr vire in safety in tightly to bottom of igniter. hole of igniter>

Arming as A/P with trip-wire. (c) Cut trip_wire if preSent.

(a) Remove trip set-screw, and turned Pressures.

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(b) Lay out safety pin withdrawal cord. n. 770 lbs. A/TK H = Trip-wire A/TK

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This mine is designed for use by paratroops. It can be activated by a vehicle as well as a tank. The body of the mine must be crushed in order to fire

(c) Replace the cap. Disarming, normal.

Attach 50 yards of cable or cord and pull clear, from under cover. Disarming, silent. If dust cap is missing, carefully the five detonators, which are connected to a central chamber, which contains the clean dirt from milled knob. If dust main detonator. The detonator can be cap is in position, mark it and send blanked off from the igniter by means of for sappers. Very carefully turn mine the milled knob above the central chamber. If the nut below any igniter is removed, the latter becomes very sensitive and the mine win operate as an anti-personnel mine.

To arm the mine.

(a) Remove central duot cap*

(b) Turn milled knob as far as it will go in the opposite direction to the arrow on the knob.

on its edge and turn milled knob to its full capacity.

This mine can be laid as anti-personnel by the removal of the five igniter's nuts situated on the base of the mine. Nuts are left on for anti-tank, necessitating the crushing of the lid.

Weight of mine 9 lbs.

Filling 3 1/2 lbs. Tolite or TNT.

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GERMAN TELLERMINE (1935 model) TMIZ .35 screwdriver.

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This is the standard German anti-tank laid out, cover the mine and camouflage mine. It measures about 13" across and it.

is fired by a pressure of 300 lbs. There (d) Withdraw the safety-pin by pulling are two holes (one in the base and one the laid out cord.

in the side) for additional igniters, NOTE.- If the cord has not been at-

which act as anti-lifting devices or tached to the safety-pin, the latter booby-traps. The mine may also be booby- must be withdrawn before covering the traped by a cord attached to the handle, mine. In that case, extra care must be This cord is tied to an igniter screwed taken in not exerting too great a pres-into a prepared charge or into another sure on the mine while covering and cam-mine below the first one. ouflaging it.

To prepare the mine. To lift the mine.

This mine is usually carried with a (a) Lay out 50 yards of cable or cord detonator and igniter in place. and attach it to the mine, pulling clear

To arm the mine. from under suitable cover.

(a) Untie the wire attached to the saf- (*>) Attach the nearest end to the mine ety-pin (if wire or cord is present) and by means of a loop over the igniter and lay it out full length. secure it without moving the mine or the

(b) Turn the screw head on top of the igniter.

igniter TMIZ .35 until the red spot (c) Pull the mine clear. If it has been moves from opposite the white mark booby-trapped, it may explode during the

SICHER to opposite the red mark SCHARF. operation.

For this operation, use a coin and NOT a To neutralize the mine..

(a) If there are additional igniters in the mine, which have not worked, identify them and neutralize according to the instructions on arming.

Icjniter, to arm.

Tie a slack, cord to the hole in the igniter ZZ .35, and secure the free end t.o some object firmly fixed in the ground. Then withdraw the safety-pin.

To disarm.

Insert a stout wire or nail through the safety-pin hole, and secure by bending. Trace the trip-cord to the far end and if present, disarm the igniter. Cut the trip-cord.

In battle experience, the following procedure will be adopted in neutralizing the igniter.

(b) Using the coin, but not a screwdriver, turn the screw head on the igniter so that the red spot moves from opposite the red mark SCHARF to opposite the white mark SICHER.

(c) Push home the safety bolt.

(d) If neither of these operations can be performed easily, remove the igniter from the mine, and, pointing the cap away from the body (b), repeat and (c), above.

(e) Replace the igniter. If the igniter cannot be made safe.» as instructed at <d) leave it out of the mine and mark both conspicuously.

To form barriers across roads, etc., Tellermines may be joined by pressure bars. These are 4 ft., 6 inches long arid are made of aluminum alloy.

GERMAN TELLER MINE TM1Z .42. No. 2.

This mine is similar in size to the ordinary Tell ermine. It can be distinguished by the presence of the small, fluted pressure plate (about 6 inches in diameter) and by the fluted, screwed cap at the center. Like the Tellermine (1935 pattern) it has two holes for additional igniters arid may be booby-trapped in the same way.

To prepare the mine.

{a) Unscrew the fluted, screwed cap at the center of the mine.

(b) Attach a detonator to the base of the igniter by means of the screwed, t hr« aded collar.

(c) Insert the igniter with the detonator attached,

(d) Replace the screwed crap.

To arm the mine.

When the mine is prepared, as above, it is armed, NOTE, there are no safety devices in this mine.

To lift the mine.

(a) Lay out 50 yards of cord or cable from the mine to suitable cover.

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(d) Replace the screwed cap.

(e) Leave the igniter beside the mine and mark it conspicuously. The detonator, if trodden upon, is very dangerous to personnel.

(b) Attach the end nearest the mine to the fluted, screwed cap and secure without moving the mine.

(c) Pull the mine clear. If it has been booby-trapped, it may explode during this operation.

To neutralize the mine.

(a) If additional igniters in the mine have not worked, identify them and neutralize according to instructions as in the Tellermine No. 1.

(b) Unscrew the fluted dust cap.

(c) Remove the igniter and detonator

GERMAN TELLERMINE TMIZ .35 STEEL No. 3.

This mine is similar in dimensions to the TMIZ .35 No. 1. It can be easily distinguished by the fluted pressure plate which covers to whole of the top of the mine. The main igniter used in this mine may be either of the types used in Tellermine TMIZ .35 (1) or TMIZ .42 (2). The mine may have anti-lifting devices or may be booby-trapped as already described in 1 and 2»

scribed.

To neutralize the mine.

Identify the igniter and proceed as in No, 1 or No. 2 as described.

To prepare the mine.

Proceed as in No. 1 or No. 2, according to the igniter UBed.

To arm the mine.

Identify the igniter and proceed as in No. 1 and No. 2, as described.

To lift the mine.

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This mine has very roughly the same dimensions as the original (1935 pattern). It is, however, distinguished from the three models previously described in having a "mushroom head" which screws into the main igniter socket. There are two threaded holes for the insertion of additional igniters as in the other Tellermines.

To prepare the mine.

(a) Unscrew the mushroom head and remove i t.

(b) Insert the igniter TMIZ .42 complete with detonator.

(c) Replace the mushroom head.

To arm the mine.

When the mine is prepared as above, it is armed. There are no safety devices in this igniter.

To lift the mine.

(a) Lay out 50 yards of cable from the mine to suitable cover.

(b) Loop the end nearest the mine around the mushroom head and secure it.

(c) Pull the igniter and mine clear. If it has been booby-trapped the mine may explode during this operation.

To neutralize the mine.

(a) If additional igniters have not functioned in the mine, identify them and neutralize according to the instructions in No. 1,

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(d) Replace the mushroom head.

(e) Leave the detonator beside the mine and mark it conspicuously. The detonator, if trodden upon, is dangerr-ous to personnel.

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