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Posted by: daveh June 18, 2003 11:29 pm
I assume that the Romanian army used land mines during WW2, has anyone any information on the types and quantities used and the associated doctrine for their use?
Were anyland mines produced by Romanian indistry?

What mine clearing tecniques were used by The Romanians? Were any mine detectors used or mine clerance vehicles planned or developed?

Posted by: Victor June 19, 2003 08:49 am
Romania produced the MAN model 1939 AT landmines and the MAN model 1941 mine detector (entered service in 1943). Unfortunately I do not know too many details on this equipment.

Posted by: dragos June 19, 2003 09:11 am
I have a land mines usage manual excerpt. I'll look into it soon.

Posted by: daveh June 19, 2003 04:51 pm
i would be vert interested in any information you could provide dragos

thanks inadvance

Posted by: dragos June 23, 2003 09:44 am
Here are some quotes from the manual. I hope some day I will have the time to translate it entirely.

The mine fields are organized on 6-10 rows, at a distance of 3-5 m one from another, having a density of 2 mines/square meter.

A platoon-size unit can plant a field of 250 meters wide and 50 meters deep (500 mines) per hour. It is forbidden to be used a larger effective on the same area.

For planting a 10 rows / 5 m distance between rows minefield, the following team will operate: 1 commanding officer, 1 supervising NCO, 1 flag-placement team (1 sergeant+1 soldier), 5 teams for the transportation of mines from the carts (1 corporal + 4 soldiers), 2 teams for planting (1 sergeant + 4 soldiers), 1 team for guarding the minefield (1 corporal + 3 soldiers), 1 signal agent. Total: 1 officer, 1 NCO, 3 sergeants, 6 corporals, 35 privates.

Posted by: amz July 15, 2020 04:23 pm
QUOTE (Victor @ June 19, 2003 08:49 am)
Romania produced the MAN model 1939 AT landmines and the MAN model 1941 mine detector (entered service in 1943). Unfortunately I do not know too many details on this equipment.

Where can I find a photo of this type of mine? Was it used by tank hunters teams?

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