Welcome to the Inert Ordnance Collectors.
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    358
    Thanks
    377
    Thanked 97 Times in 47 Posts

    Tellermine 43 with a difference

    In the pile of things to be sectioned was this Tellermine 43,it wasn't till I pick it up that I noticed it didn't have the bottom or side pockets for the pull fuses ,is this common ?I've looked through a few pictures ,books and manuals and they all have bottom and side pockets ,so is it a 43 or something different any help appreciated
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Apprentice Boxologist

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Big Dave For This Useful Post:

    doppz92 (8th May 2017), Zorro (9th May 2017)

  3. #2
    ORDNANCE APPROVED/Premium Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Michigan - US
    Posts
    3,454
    Thanks
    195
    Thanked 3,440 Times in 912 Posts
    Not knowing the location or history of the piece, there were some Allied training sets for German mines. Though not as well known as the Japanese training set, pieces show up from time to time. Could it be part of one of these? Most are pretty accurate, but you never know -
    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

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to US-Subs For This Useful Post:

    Big Dave (9th May 2017)

  5. #3
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    358
    Thanks
    377
    Thanked 97 Times in 47 Posts
    Just finished this one ,decided not to section her as I've never come across a Teller with no bottom or side pockets for fuses ,so left her complete apart from a little filler and a new paint job
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Apprentice Boxologist

  6. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Big Dave For This Useful Post:

    doppz92 (9th June 2017), spotter (9th June 2017)

  7. #4
    Premium/Ordnance Approved
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,714
    Thanks
    442
    Thanked 1,879 Times in 610 Posts
    Here is a sketch design from MD1. Not quite the same as your example but interesting nevertheless. MD1 needed dummy mines for development of their 'plough' (see Macrae's 'Winston Churchill's Toyshop) for minefield clearance. I have seen a fair selection of MD1 output but not one of their Teller mines so I cannot be sure that they actually got round to making dummies themselves.


    SK13147 Dummy Tellermine.pdf
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by spotter; 9th June 2017 at 08:47 PM.
    N.


  8. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Bonnex For This Useful Post:

    AE501 (9th June 2017), Big Dave (9th June 2017), doppz92 (9th June 2017)

 

 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top