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barmine anti tank mine stock. 1/35, 1/48, 1/56 & 1/72 scale model

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To compliment my Barmine layer here are the mines in various scales. A full pallet of 72, a part pack and some loose mines.

L9 Bar Mine

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The long mines can be laid through a simple plough attached to the rear of a FV432 armoured personnel carrier. Laying circular mines in similar fashion requires a far larger plough and more powerful towing vehicle. The bar-mine laying FV432s were also usually fitted with launchers for the L10 Ranger Anti-Personnel Mine, to make subsequent clearing of the minefield by hand by enemy sappers more difficult.

The mine is made of plastic, and cannot be detected by metal detectors. A metal plate is attached to mines which are intended to be subsequently recovered by friendly forces, usually for training purposes. A full width attack mine (FWAM) fuse and an anti-disturbance fuse are available for Barmine; these are secured on the ends of the mine, adjacent to the pressure plate. If either is used, the mine must be laid by hand.

The L9 Bar Mine saw service “in anger” with small detachments of special forces of the British Army during the Gulf War of 1991. A number were captured from Kuwaiti Army stocks by the Iraqi Army in 1990, and subsequently used by them in the same conflict. It was reported that they disabled a number of M60 Patton tanks and other armoured vehicles belonging to the United States Marine Corps, even those fitted with mine-clearing ploughs. Unless the plough struck the mine squarely in the centre, the mine would often be rotated into a position in which it would blow up the track and front roller of the tank.

The British Army has since been using bar mines simply as demolition charges, for instance to blow holes in tough compound walls in Afghanistan and Iraq.[3]

Among other users have been Denmark, where it was introduced as the “Pansermine M/75”, with the mine plough towed by the M-113 APC. In 1989 an electromagnetic FWAM fuse replaced the original fuse as “Pansermine M/88”. Both mines have since been taken out of use.

Additional information

Weight 25 g
Dimensions 100 × 80 × 24 mm
Scale

1:35, 1:48, 1:56 28mm, 1:72

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