German "Tellermine" Anti-Tank Mine

Description
Physical Description
German Model 43, metal case, small metal carrying handle, marked T.Mi.PH7.43 T. Mi Z42.13A.
General History
The standard anti-tank mine used by the Germans in world War II was called the "Tellermine." It was loaded with one pound of TNT. It was a large, flattened, circular, plate-shaped mine with a carrying handle on one side. It featured a pull igniter for special use, but was more commonly ignited with a centrally mounted detonator charge screwed into the base charge. It took 350 pounds to set off this mine, which could rip the tracks off any tank.
Object Name
mine
date made
ca 1943
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 15 in x 12 in; 10.16 cm x 38.1 cm x 30.48 cm
Place Made
Germany
associated place
Germany
ID Number
AF*78553M
catalog number
78553M
accession number
308845
related event
World War II
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Exhibition
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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