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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2017 12:00:00 AM
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Bouncing Betty

The German S-mine, nicknamed the "bouncing betty" by US troops during World War II, is the best-known example of a bounding mine. These land mines are designed to attack unshielded infantry by launching into the air, exploding at waist-height, and propelling shrapnel outward at lethal speeds. One of the definitive weapons of the war, the S-mine often maimed rather than killed its victims and was one of the most feared devices encountered by Allied troops. What did French soldiers dub the S-mine? More...
ChristopherJohnson
Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2017 8:40:42 AM

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So innovative for the period! Such mines are in active use even today.
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Disgusting.
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