Stock mine

The Stockmine ("stick mine"), also Betonmine ("concrete mine"), was a German anti-personnel stake mine used during the Second World War. It consisted of a cylindrical concrete main body on top of a short wooden stake. The concrete head contained a small TNT bursting charge, and was embedded with a number of metal fragments. A fuze is fitted to a central fuze well on the top of the mine. It could be used with a range of fuzes including the ZZ 35, ZZ 42 and ZU ZZ 35 that would trigger on either a tripwire pull or release.

Stockmine M43

A number of copies of the mine were produced after the war by different countries including the Cuban PMFC-1, the Czechoslovakian PP-Mi-Sb, and the Yugoslavian PMR-2 which is found in Bosnia and Croatia.


Stock Mine PMFC-1 PMR-2 PP Mi-Sb
(excluding stake)
165 mm (6.5 in) 150 mm (5.9 in) 180 mm (7.1 in) (approx) 140 mm (5.5 in)
Diameter 70 mm (2.8 in) 75 mm (3 in) 80 mm (3.1 in) 75 mm (3 in)
Weight 2 kg (4 lb 7 oz) 2 kg (4 lb 7 oz) 2.2 kg (4 lb 14 oz) 2.1 kg (4 lb 10 oz)
Explosive content 100 g (3.5 oz) 75 g (2.6 oz) of TNT 75 g (2.6 oz) of TNT 75 g (2.6 oz) of TNT
Operating pressure various 1–15 kg (2–33 lb) 3 kg (7 lb) pull 1–15 kg (2–33 lb) pull

External linksEdit


  • Brassey's Essential Guide to Anti-Personnel Landmines, Eddie Banks
  • Jane's Mines and Mine Clearance 2005-2006