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  • Extremely rare German Riegel Mine 43, blown apart near complete fairly straight with red undercoat paintwork used by Panzer Division Muncheberg recovered in the Werbig area on the Seelow heights defended by them, April 1945 battlefield

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    This is a very rare German Riegel Mine 43 which is a late war anti-tank mine which is empty and inert and a extremely rare find from the battlefield. This mine which is fairly straight which is in 2 parts which are apart they do not go back together perfectly because they have ripped and bent up by an explosion they are rusty but solid and do have a few small rust holes it has been very well cleaned and has lots of original red undercoat paintwork and a little bit of early 1943 pattern Dunkelgelb sand colour paintwork it is very solid not braking up or falling apart and is still in perfect condition for display or any collection .This mine is so rare to get recovered from the battlefield so complete as this mine was only made in small numbers compared to the famous tellermine .The mine was used by Panzer Division Muncheberg it was recovered in the Werbig area on the Seelow heights this was the area defended by them, April 1945 battlefield and comes with A5 laminated information card.

    Panzer-Division Müncheberg began forming on 8 March 1945 in Muncheberg, Germany. The majority of the division's staff and panzer troops were drawn from the 103rd Panzer brigade which had been dissolved three days before; the brigade's commander, Major General Werner Mummert, was placed in command of the division.

    The Sprengriegel 43 or “high-explosive bar mine” is a anti-tank mine which is used in open country, on roads, and in minefields. It consists of three main parts: a metal encased charge of TNT, a sheet steel tray, and a lid which acts as a pressure plate on the charge. Attempting to disarm Riegelmines is extremely dangerous because the metal wires in the fuze mechanisms quickly become corroded, which makes them highly unstable. Approximately 3,051,400 were produced between 1943 and 1945.


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