See here : http://saper.isnet.ru/mines-4/DM31.html
I am looking for pictures of the German DM31, also known as the FFV 028. Specifically I am looking for the markings on the mine itself, including the manufacturing markings.
Does anyone have anything on this mine?
Perfect ... thanks guys.
Can anyone tell me what Companies FFV and GEF stand for?
Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .
Pz Abw VMi3 EX A is a fully INERT Version, issued to German Bundeswehr
Pz = PANZER = Tank
Abw= Abwehr = Anti
V stands maybe for Versuch= Trial but could also be V for Verlege=laying
Mi = Mine
3 = Version No. in early time (not DM for Deutsches Modell = German Pattern, as later in use)
EX = Exerzier = Dummy-Type = INERT
A could be Pattern A (myabe subtype)
Please chekout also that here the Swedish manufacturer FFV is marked and the look cannot hide ist roots.
jvollenberg (12th January 2017)
I am going to guess that the GEF is going to be a German Company, probably for the fill or fuze. But this is just a guess.