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