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Pappmine

Summary
The Pappmine or Cardboard Mine in English was an anti-tank mine that was developed by Germany and used by the Wehrmacht during World War II. Design The Pappmine was designed to be a low cost, and easy to produce cardboard anti-tank mine which could relieve pressure on the overstretched metalworking industry. The Pappmine was made entirely of non-metallic materials to prevent detection by electric mine detectors. The Pappmine was a close copy of the Soviet TMB series of cardboard mines except the Pappmine was better waterproofed to resist moisture and rotting. The Pappmine was black in color and consisted of a container with a lid. The lid covered the full diameter of the container and both the top and bottom edges of the container were rounded and held together by a band of cardboard.  In the center of the lid, there was a pressure plate of thick green glass which resembled a glass stopper. In the center of the mine, the pressure plate sat on top of a glass igniter t
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