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Two days ago, while clearing a fence line around our compound I discover a minefield. This is an Italian VS-50 Anti-personal landmine.

Phil

1970 2002

1991 E30M3

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URL: http://www.2002tii-restoration.org/

Tom Lacker and I organized an informal 02 gathering at his place in Monument. Wish you could have been there! I'll post some more pics in the near future.

Stay safe! We look forward to your return!

Martin

'73tii

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I always though land mines were a dumb thing.. they would do

better if they burried cash... then we wouldn't launch one of those

giant explosive wires across it to clear a path... (danger.. cash

field) it's slow hole batalions down for hours looking for hundred

dollar bills... the mine sweepers would be out there trying to tune

the scanners into the metal strips in the bills...

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These are just about the nastiest things ever conceived. People are getting legs blown off from mines left over from battles 20 years ago and longer. I've seen pictures of kids playing with antitank mines, using them as toys, without any idea that they are dangerous.

And then we have to risk the lives of our best people to remove them.

I'd like to know what companies make these things. I know some are made in the US, obviously there are some from Italy, I think I remember there being lots from Eastern Europe from the communist era. Can you name names?

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I would say nearly all countries have mines. A few like the Brits signed a treaty banning the use of landmines. (The U.S. did not.)

Landmines are good for their intended purpose. To keep the enemy troops out or slow them down by having to clear them or go around them. Sometimes they are used to form “kill zones”. Two or more minefields with a clear path between them to funnel the enemy troop into narrow “kill zones” that you concentrate, say your artillery on them.

Here are a few of the countries that manufacture mines. By no means is this all of them.

U.S., Russia, Italy, China, Romanian, U.K., Belgium, Germany, Austria, France, Czechoslovakia, and Canada

They are affective and are fairly cheap to manufacture. Additionally, sometimes countries buy and modify them or manufacture “copies” of the original countries design.

Phil

1970 2002

1991 E30M3

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I like your cash idea. That's the kind of minefeild I'd like to clear.

Phil

1970 2002

1991 E30M3

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And hopefully I can join in the fun, in the future.

Phil

1970 2002

1991 E30M3

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