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This is a fantastically rare condition German anti-tank Tellermine 35[stahl] for use in sand still with a fair bit of its original colour and with green camouflage paintwork and white stamped markings on the top partly clear to see on the top overall fantastic condition. This is the top section complete with its bottom plate this also has some of its green paintwork and the very rare bit is the condition the centre fuse would screw back in very easily and still has a lot of its original green colour paintwork pretty much all over and very clear to see. The mine is completely empty and inert and is complete with its carry handle it is very lightly rusty in places but with some rust damage and a few holes and the very rare bit most of its originally aluminium colour it has been very well cleaned and is perfect for any display or collection a real cracking example of this very famous mine and very hard to find in fact near impossible to find from the battlefield in this good a condition and this the rarest pattern of all to find being the early type. The Tellermine was used by the German 20th Mountain Army Gebirgsjager recovered from a lake on the battlefield in Finnmark in Northern Norway liberated by the Russians in October 1944 which comes with a laminated A5 information card.
The Liberation of Finnmark was a military operation, lasting from 23 October 1944 until 26 April 1945, in which Soviet and Norwegian forces wrested away control of Finnmark, the northernmost county of Norway, from the German Army. It started with a Soviet offensive that liberated Kirkenes in October 1944. The Germans fought in the rest of Norway until they capitulated on 8 May, bringing a definite end to the conflict.
The Tellermine 35 which was first introduced in 1935 is a metal mine with a pressure plate containing little more than 5.5 kilograms of TNT and a fuse activation pressure of approximately 200 lb (91 kg), the Teller mine was capable of blasting the tracks off any World War II-era tank or destroying a lightly armoured vehicle. Because of its rather high operating pressure, only a vehicle or heavy object passing over the Teller mine would set it off. this mine was widely used by the German armed forces throughout the Second World War and especially during the Battle of Normandy. Tellermine 35 is also used along the Atlantic Wall, attached to wooden piles located on beaches or at the back of the coastline to prohibit the landing of allied gliders. Two detonators can be installed to prevent bearing. This version designed specifically for the desert is produced (Tellermine 35 S) or Stahl, equipped with a filter preventing sand from engulfing inside the metal structure.