Tellermine 42 anti-tank mine

Tellermine 42 – T. Mi. 42

History, technical sheet and photo

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Tellermine 42 anti-tank mine history

At the beginning of the Second World War, the Germans systematically used the Tellermine 35 anti-tank mine. The evolution of the armor of the opposing tanks and the aging of the mine in 1935 prompted the Germans to develop a new model in 1942: “Tellermine 42”.

Also equipped with a carrying handle and two detonator positions, it contains as much explosive as the Model 35 mine. The new model evolves as follows: the Tellermine 42 is better resistant to shocks and impacts because it is with a lower pressure plate and therefore less sensitive.

Tellermine 42 anti-tank mine specification

Creator/User: Germany
Denomination: T. Mi. 42 – Tellermine 42

Type of mine: anti-tank

Operating system: pressure plate (reaction from 100 kg at the edge or 180 kg at the center of the plate)

Explosive: 5,5 kg of TNT

Total weight: 9,1 kg
Height: 10,2 cm
Diameter: 32,4 cm