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German WWII Anti-Tank Tellermine T.Mi. 35 Teller Mine M35

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New Made Item: A steel and brass reproduction of the highest quality manufactured exclusively for IMA and copied directly from an original sample in the IMA collection. This reproduction is lighter weight the then original specs due to the absence of explosives, but the size and scale are 1:1. The top surrounding the dummy fuse is spring loaded, and can be pushed in.

The Tellermine 35 (T.Mi.35) was a German metal cased anti-tank mine used extensively during the Second World War. The mine's case is made of sheet steel, and has a slightly convex pressure plate on the top surface with a central fuze well. Two secondary fuze wells are located on the side and bottom of the mine for anti-handling devices. For use on beaches and underwater the mine could be deployed inside a specially designed earthenware or concrete pot, which acted as a waterproof jacket for the mine. Pressure of 400 pounds (180 kg) on the center of the mine or 200 pounds (90 kg) on its edge deforms the pressure plate compressing a spring, and breaking a shear pin which holds back the spring-loaded striker. Once the striker is released it flips downwards into a percussion cap which fires the adjacent detonator followed by the booster charge and then the main explosive filling of TNT.

Original Specifications:

Height: 76 mm (3 inches)

Diameter: 318 mm (12.5 inches)

Weight: 9.1 kg

Explosive content: 5.5 kg of TNT

Trigger weight: 90 to 180 kg

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