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    Clam Mine

    The clam is a Mine/demolition charge which is attatched to the target by strong magnets.It contained 8oz of HE.IT could penetrate 25mm of plate metal and was capable of cracking engine blocks,and bending rail track.The Mk1 was made of tinned steel,The Mk2 and Mk3 were made of bakelite.A "L" delay was used to detonate this device
    This image shows the clam as found
    Last edited by spotter; 8th November 2008 at 10:38 PM.

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    Re:Clam Mine

    tech drawing of clam mk3

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    Re:Clam Mine

    hi
    This clam was found in Yugoslavia with of the other one british bobby trap. It results from a EOD working collection


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    Re:Clam Mine

    ICN the Yugo found clam is originly from Russia,Britain supplied these to Russia as part of war aid,The one for Russia is shown on the left and the British on the right,different markings.

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    Re:Clam Mine

    Thank you for the answer the difference is really small.and the Switch its the same ?
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    Re:Clam Mine

    a good question ..i dont know if they used the same L Delay ,i would think its a good chance they did ,if we supply the charge why not send with the Switches,,,,,,,, anyone else help here ??

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    Can someone explain the significance of the green and yellow stripes? I understand the 55/45 indicates the ratio of TNT to CE and assume that the stripes also have something to do with the type of filling. Does anyone have a reference that explains this?

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    Post Hello, clam-owners

    just having missed to acquire a type II or III clam I wonder how much such a piece in reasonable condition could be worth?

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    Nice item Spotter, love the markings absolutely superb
    regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by sudelmuk View Post
    just having missed to acquire a type II or III clam I wonder how much such a piece in reasonable condition could be worth?
    i sold one a couple of years ago for roughly 180 i have seen others go for around the same amount

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