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    Mined Falling Block

    Ladies & Gents
    The attachment is one of what you might say is of a Large Anti Tank Mined Obstacle for use between FEB & the Break Clean Line in the event of the Old USSR invading Germany and when driving around the old eastern borders of Germany some can still be found. They were not a normal part of NATO troop training and courses on the use of the many different types of Anti Tank Obstacle where run in Muchen which also gave you a great reson for a good night out. If anyone is interested I of many other such docs in my collection.

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    EODONE

    Interestingly. Thank you!

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    These were still in use in the northern parts of S. Korea at least as late as 89-90 when I was there, with many variations.
    All dug or live ordnance shown in my posts is under EOD control and has been or will be dealt with accordingly by EOD personnel

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    These barriers were used by many armies
    In the first photo: Finnish antitank barriers "Mannerheim Line".

    In the second photo: "dragon's teeth" height of 2 meters. Karelian Isthmus, December 1939
    In the third photo: Granite stockade in six rows - antitank obstacles "Mannerheim Line"
    On the fourth count: Siegfried Line - dragon's teeth in the line Aachen-Saarbrucken
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    We also had in Germany in the 60's 70's and 80's some very large circular TNT charges - 125lb in weight - manufactured in Germany they were allocated a DM number that escapes me now. Intended to be placed in pre made cavities in bridges on the autobahn network. I believe that they were to be deployed at the ATWM (Army Transition to War Measures) phase of a conflict with former USSR.
    They were known colloquially as "cheeses".
    Last edited by exat808; 4th July 2010 at 05:19 PM.
    any live or dug ordnance. small arms ammunition etc in my posts have been dealt with accordingly

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    Explosive Cheeses

    These Cheeses were lowered in to preprared shaft in the vehicle routes (MSR's) shafts were called "Measle Hole" and when the Cheeses were detonated they would produce Very large Craters

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    I was a 12B20 (Combat Demolition Specialist) in Germany in the early 70's. We had those "manholes" (charge containers) all over the place. The NATO designation was "Charge, Demolition, 55.1 lb, Cratering". German designation was "Sprengkorper 25kg/26kg DM41/DM924/DM934 Serie". Stacks of three to five were loaded on frameworks and lowered into the hole. If you travel through Germany today, you can get amusement from trying to spot manhole covers in odd places. Believe me, there are plenty.

 

 

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