BOOKS FOR SALE.
Hey history nerds I’m selling some of my museum library duplicates.
I’m offering these at $100.00 USD with shipping included or $25.00 USD each +shipping.
These books are full of info & awesome pull out maps.
Send me a message if your interested.
SD2 BUTTERFLY BOMB WINGS.
MINOR UPDATE…….I SNAGGED TWO OF THESE…..THAT’S RIGHT TWO!!!! THE GREEDY BUGGER THAT I AM. I THINK THEY BOTH HAVE THE ARMING WIRE ALSO.
Victory is mine! Snagged an unmolested set set FINALLY!!!!!! original paint and in not too bad a condition. A soak in the “juice” & I think they will come out looking good.
Now If iIcan just locate a charge body……….
HISTORICAL SYUDY MOTHERLOAD.
Here are a few shots of my MP44 rounds. I picked up a full box last year locally.
TOPFMINE A4531 that i would love to add to my collection.
Here is a brief run down on the Topfmine:
The Topfmines were a series of German circular minimum metal anti-tank blast mines that entered service with the German army in 1944, during the Second World War.
The mines used a case made of compressed wood-pulp, cardboard and tar along with glass plugs and components designed to be undetectable by Allied mine detectors. Often the only metallic part of the mines was the detonator.
To enable the mines to be found by friendly forces, the mines were painted with a black sandy substance called Tarnsand (camouflage sand). Allied forces found that although the mines were undetectable by Allied mine detectors, German mine detectors could find the mines when they had been marked with Tarnsand. The secret of Tarnsand was maintained until after the end of the war, when it was discovered that it was amildly radioactive substance and the German mine detectors incorporated a simple Geiger counter.
The Topfmine A had a flattened dome-shaped case with a raised flat circular pressure plate on the top surface surrounded by a circular shear groove. The case was normally made from pulped wood and cardboard mixed with tar for waterproofing. However, sometimes the case was made from bituminous coal waste. The SF 1 fuze was inserted into the underside of the mine and was placed inside a large glass plug which sealed the bottom of the mine. A secondary fuze well was provided on the bottom of this plug for installing anti-handling devices.
The SF 1 fuze was constructed of glass and wood and contained a detonator and booster charge.
Pressure of approximately 330 pounds (150 kg) on the pressure plate caused the plate to shear off from the mine casing, collapsing down on the glass head of the pressure fuze. The glass head was driven downwards, crushing two glass vials of chemicals, which reacted together causing a flash, initiating the detonator, booster and finally the main charge of TNT.
Two versions of the mine were produced - a fully waterproofed version designated “To.Mi.A4531” and the normal “To.Mi.4531”.
The Topfmine B (To.Mi.B4531) was broadly similar to the “A” version, the principal difference being a smooth case without a raised pressure plate. This version instead had an internal shear groove to prevent water from working its way into the mine and possibly deactivating it.
The Topfmine C (To.Mi.C4531 or Pappmine) changed the design to an eight-sided flattened cylinder shape, with a central glass fuze plug on the top. This design was very thin-walled and sympathetic detonation could occur if the mines were planted closer together than seven feet (2 m).
WW2 HISTORY BOOKS FOR SALE.
Ok history nerds I just added 9 new titles to the museum library & some of them I already have. So I’m passing them on to you. I will let you know what titles are going to be up for sale & their price in the next few days. If you have any questions just let me know. These are great books & are full of great info & maps etc. They are compiled from German, US & Soviet after action reports & first hand accounts from captured personnel. These are genuine not reprints or copies. They are great reads & you know you want um. So get off your butts get some learning in.