Schuh Mine 42

The Schuh Mine (shoe mine) pattern 42 was a simple anti-personnel mine constructed of impregnated plywood and cardboard. Because they did not contain any metal, a Schuh Mine was very difficult to detect. The mine contained enough explosive power to blow off the foot and/or lower leg of an unsuspecting soldier.


The Schuh Mine 42 was one of a number of mines encountered by Captain Miller and his Rangers in the days immediately following D-Day.


Width: 4 inches
Height: 2 inches
Length: 5.75 inches
Weight: 1 lb.
Igniter: Z.Z.42
Explosive Charge: 200 grams TNT