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    Question British Mk IV Mine?

    Hello,

    I have had this British AT mine for a few years. I believe its the Mk IV.
    Sadly it is missing its lid. It came with a 1939 dated transit plug in the centre.

    Would anyone happened to have some pictures of what the fuze and lid would look like?
    As in the best of worlds, it would be nice to complete it one day.

    Cheers,
    Luke.

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    On the treasure site of Lexpev
    https://www.lexpev.nl/minesandcharge...minegsmk4.html


    Yoda
    Any live or dug ordnance presented by me has been disposed of by EOD technicians.

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    I think it's a Mine, Anti-Tank, E.P. Mk II

    https://www.lexpev.nl/minesandcharge...mineepmk2.html

    TimG

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    Hello,

    With these two filling plugs, I think Mine AT GS MkII could match : https://www.lexpev.nl/minesandcharges/europe/unitedkingdom/atkminegsmk2.html

    GS MKII.jpg
    Last edited by MINENAZ16; 1st October 2018 at 08:50 PM.
    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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    With those securing pins it can only be a Mine Contact AT Mk II ( this is its designation in 1942, GS must be a later more specific identifier in non service manuals).
    The sorbo ring which is 1" deep with O.D. 2.125" is issued separately from the mine in packages marked 'For Mark II Mines' (ACI 526/41) and was inserted to stop transmission of shock to the fuze when adjacent mines functioned.
    These rings were also originally for use with Mine Mk IV but this was discontinued at this time due to the far greater pressure required to operate the mine.
    Last edited by AE501; 2nd October 2018 at 11:32 AM.

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