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German "Tellermine" Anti-Tank Mine

German "Tellermine" Anti-Tank Mine

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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
date made
ca 1943
Place Made
associated place
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
paint (overall material)
overall: 4 in x 15 in x 12 in; 10.16 cm x 38.1 cm x 30.48 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
World War II
The Great Depression and World War II
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Price of Freedom
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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