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    British Bar Mine Drill L21A1

    Some pictures of a Drill Bar mine L21A1 with Drill fuze L139A1 representing fuze L129A1. Quite an interesting mine in that the fuze is activated by a liquid filled tube that runs the length of the top half of the mine, when pressure is applied to the mine the liquid forces the fuze to activate to set it off. The L139 fuze that straps to the top at either end of the bar mine has a pop up aerial that has a wheel on the end that is turned by the underside of a vehicle, that in turn activates a complex mechanism which sets of a small charge that penetrates the bar mine to set it off. I believe now they use existing stocks as the Bar mine is now obsolete as breaching charges for walls etc by cutting the mine in two. These mines are also on the IED mine list as stocks were sold to overseas countries. Quite a nice piece of kit, a mine you don't see very often and also very heavy.
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    Hello,

    Is this mine has the same dimensions as the Barmine L9 ?

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    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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    Yes this mine represents the L9 mine in size dimentions etc.

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    Thank you.
    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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    For those who are intrested i may consider sell this.

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    This is the Barmine L9. This one has the special fuze added to embarrass anyone who didn't expect to be destroyed by a British mine.

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    Please ignore my previous post. I think it was meant to be a joke of some kind, but it doesn't make sense to me now. Never drink and post.

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    got my barmine out of storage as I hadn't seen it for along time.is this a classroom trainer and what do the purple stripes mean,are these the markings for a live mine?
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    UK Barmine Fuze L142A1.jpgUK Barmine Fuze XL128E3.jpgI show two different British Bar Mine Fuzes.
    Blue Drill Fuze Mine A TK L142A1 Rep.Fuze L128A1. Weight 1.09Kg (2lb 6.4oz).
    Brown Fuze Mine XL128E3. Weight 1.25kg (2lb 12oz).
    I was pleased to see the actual bar mine and information. Thanks. Ron.
    I thought a purple stripe on UK items indicated experimental? (kiwieod).

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    Not always, among other things it can mean test or associated with a test. In the late 80s we did nuclear simulation blasts at White Sands Missile Range, some of the largest non-nuclear detonations ever done. These were done for the purpose of testing nuke weapon effects on various targets. The largest of these was Misty Picture, in which 25 NATO and allied nations participated, bringing/constructing their specific items to be tested. Over 225 tests were incorporated in this one blast. Aircraft, nuke-proof bunkers, NBC vehicles, plus various pieces of Soviet hardware. I don't remember the specifics of the UK tests, but one involved many pallets of 155mm projectiles and L9A4 bar mines. The projos were all violet, and the mines all had violet bands. All had inert fill. We were told that these were marked just for the test. Post test all were turned over to us for disposal, most were scrapped out but some were kept for training. Excuse the photo quality, I'm on the road and away from the collection, so have to make due with what is at hand. The projo was repainted at one point for other testing, but you can see the different colors.

    DSC_8601b.jpgL9A4 Mine, ATK, Blast.jpg
    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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