German S-mine “Bouncing Betty” ww2


ITEM NUMBER #156 Fine example of German S-mine from ww2 with three way fuze. The German S-mine (Schrapnellmine, Springmine or Splittermine in German), also known as the “Bouncing Betty” on the Western Front and “frog-mine” on the Eastern Front, is the best-known version of a class of mines known as bouncing mines. When triggered, these mines are launched into the air and then detonated at about 1 meter (3 ft) from the ground. The explosion projects a lethal spray of shrapnel in all directions. The S-mine was an anti-personnel mine developed by Germany in the 1930s and used extensively by German forces during ww2. It was designed to be used in open areas against unshielded infantry. Two versions were produced, designated by the year of their first production: the SMi-35 and SMi-44. There are only minor differences between the two models.

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  1. Pablo

    Hi looking to understand your prices – Im aware this item is not available but would be interested to purchase a v good, complete example ?

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