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"Firing Load, Tellermine No. 2" from Tactical and Technical Trends

A note regarding WWII German Tellermine firing load, from Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 36, October 21, 1943.

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Recent British tests show that the shear-pin of the spring-loaded striker of this mine (see Tactical and Technical Trends No. 28, p. 17) shears under a dead load of approximately 400 pounds. Allowing for an impact factor of 20 per cent of the dead load, a live load of 320 pounds would be required to fire the mine.


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