Slang term for a class of land mines introduced in to combat in the 1930s by the Germans. When this type of mine is activated it is propelled in to the air one to two meters before exploding. By exploding in the air the mine can create more casualties. This type mine is often used with tripwires to extend the rage to protected space. This type of mine was thought by troops to target reproductive organs causing this to be a much feared.

example names of this type mine with country: m16a1 (USA), PROM-1 (eastern bloc), type s (nazi germany)

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