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Very Rare Inert German WW2 Riegel Anti-Tank Bar Mine 43.

Regular price £195.00 GBP
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We are pleased to offer this very rare German WW2 Riegel Bar Mine 43.
These German anti-tank mines are seldom (if ever) seen on the market, due to the fact that they are almost impossible to disarm. See Below.
It was ground dug at the Seelow Heights in Germany.

It is in very solid condition, it still carries most of its original paint, its handle is present and it comes apart. 

An absolutely stunning and exclusive piece of WW2 History that you can own.

More on the Infamous German WW2 Riegel Bar Mine 43.
The Original Ground Recovered Riegel mine 43 or (Sprengriegel/R.Mi. 43) is a German steel cased anti-tank mine bar mine used during WW2. The mine is a long thin rectangle It consists of a lower and upper metal tray, and an internal metal-cased explosive block. It uses two ZZ42 fuses inserted into either end of the internal block, although it can be used with an additional pressure fuze on the top.
They were produced between 1943 and 1945.

Attempting to disarm Riegelmines is extremely dangerous because the metal wires in the fuze mechanisms quickly become corroded, which makes them highly unstable. As a result, Riegelmines are highly sensitive to the smallest disturbance, and therefore can easily detonate simply by touching them.
The situation is further complicated by the fact that Riegel mines can be fitted with up to three anti-handling devices. The recommended render-safe procedure for any Riegel mine is to destroy it in situ by detonating a small explosive charge next to it.

Countries where Riegel mines were laid include Germany, the Netherlands, Egypt and Libya.

All inert Ordnance sold by Vigo Militaria and Collectables are Free From Explosives (FFE).

You must be over 18 to purchase this item.