German "Tellermine" Anti-Tank Mine


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.

Date Made: ca 1943

Place Made: GermanyAssociated Place: Germany

Related Event: World War IIThe Great Depression and World War II


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Exhibition: Price of Freedom

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.78553MCatalog Number: 78553MAccession Number: 308845

Object Name: mineOther Terms: mine; Ammunition, Artillery; Antitank

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


Record Id: nmah_407167

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