Welcome to the Inert Ordnance Collectors.
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    616
    Thanks
    233
    Thanked 244 Times in 130 Posts

    British Electro-Pneumatic Anti-Tank Mine

    Hi,
    in a german WW2 document I found the description of an "Electro-Pneumatic AT-Mine". Never before have I seen anything like this in british documents. The pneumatic tube, it said, was 1,4m long. Does anybody know more ?Electro-pneumatic AT-Mine.jpg
    regards,
    Bellifortis.

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Bellifortis For This Useful Post:

    Ivashkin (2nd July 2018)

  3. #2
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ukraine
    Posts
    601
    Thanks
    279
    Thanked 309 Times in 147 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Bellifortis View Post
    Hi,
    in a german WW2 document I found the description of an "Electro-Pneumatic AT-Mine". Never before have I seen anything like this in british documents. The pneumatic tube, it said, was 1,4m long. Does anybody know more ?Electro-pneumatic AT-Mine.jpg
    regards,
    Bellifortis.

    Very interesting! Can You tell name of the book where this picture?

  4. #3
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,570
    Thanks
    411
    Thanked 881 Times in 514 Posts
    Bellifortis,

    Is it possible that it is a corrupted/misunderstood description of Switch, No. 11, Contact Strip? http://www.lexpev.nl/fuzesandigniter...tactstrip.html

    also - http://tgrm.foxed.ca/boobytraps/Brit...Britishbt.html

    TimG
    Last edited by TimG; 2nd July 2018 at 10:24 AM.

  5. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    616
    Thanks
    233
    Thanked 244 Times in 130 Posts
    @Ivashkin,
    the manual is named : "Merkblatt 45/21 ueber englische Spreng-und Zuend-mittel, Minen und Zuender" dated 1.Aug.1942 . This is in the "Merkblatt" series, the one about russian material is more common.
    @TimG,
    I also thought about this. But, because it says especially "pneumatic tube" and "pneumatic feeler" in the mine. The front-covering length of the "feeler-T" is 2,75m long. That also makes me think that it is a different system. The other one is just a length of tubing with the electrical contacts, spaced apart, inside. But, as I mentioned before, I have never before heard anything about a system like this. Tim, I'm 95% shure, that you can find this handbook in the Archive. Just search for the above exact title. Oh, you also can find it online at www.michaelhiske.de under 1.: Heer 2.: Merkblaetter 3.:Merkbl.45/21 This site is incredible. Enjoy.
    regards
    Bellifortis.

  6. #5
    Ordnance Approved/Premium
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Lacie, KY USA
    Posts
    674
    Thanks
    247
    Thanked 123 Times in 77 Posts
    Years ago in the US at petrol stations (when we had full service, excluding Oregon and New Jersey) there would be a pneumatic tube that you drove over ringing a bell and letting the station attendant know that you needed fuel. Now they use a similar pneumatic line across roads to count vehicle usage. Could this mine actuator be a similar system? Cheers, Bruce.
    ALL ORDNANCE SHOWN BY ME HAS BEEN INERTED AND HAS NO LIVE FILLERS.

 

 

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