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The Tellermine 42 (T.Mi.42) was a German metal cased anti-tank blast mine used during the Second World War. The mine was a development of the Tellermine 35 with improved resistance to blast. It was followed by the simplified Tellermine 43.

The mine consists of a circular pressed steel main body with a large central pressure plate. The pressure plate is smaller than the earlier Tellermine 35, which increases the mine's resistance to blast. Two secondary fuze wells are provided for anti-handling devices, one in the side, and one on the bottom of the mine. The mine has a carrying handle.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Height: 102 mm
  • Diameter: 324 mm
  • Weight: 9.1 kg
  • Explosive content: 5.5 kg of TNT or 50/50 Amatol
  • Trigger weight: 100 to 180 kg

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