Germany supplies DM22/31 off-road 40m range anti-tank mines to Ukraine
BERLIN, ($1=0.93 Euros) — German anti-tank targeted mines DM-22, as well as anti-tank mines of the DM-31 type, were seized by the Russian military in Ukraine, it is clear from the Twitter publication of Ukraine Weapons Tracker. Attached are photos to the Twitter post, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
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Thus, it becomes clear that the German Bundeswehr has apparently sent various anti-tank mines, along with portable anti-aircraft missile systems and grenades. BulgarianMilitary.com reminds us that the production of such anti-tank mines is a fast and cheap process. In this regard, it is quite logical that such anti-tank weapons be delivered to the Ukrainian armed forces.
Ukraine Weapons Tracker also writes in its post that the photographed ammunition was produced in 1996 and was captured by the Russians near Izyum, Kharkiv region. BulgarianMilitary.com reminded us that there is no information about the number of mines delivered to Ukrainians, but before that Germany said it had donated 2,000 mines of various types.
BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that Ukraine has requested secrecy from the German government about the types of weapons that Berlin supplies to Kyiv. The German Ministry of Defense has classified the information on the weapons sent. There are no official lists in the German media. All the various lists that are published are simply patched up by leaks.
More on DM-22 and DM-31
The captured mines DM-22 and DM-31 are part of the so-called PARM series – off-road German mines, which are constructed with small stabilizing fins. This type of mine was developed in the 80s of the last century. From 1983 to 1988 various tests were conducted, after the elevation in the late 80s, the mines were put into operation.
PARM series mines come in two varieties, PARM 1 and PARM 2. PARM 1 entered service with the Garman Army in the 1990s, and unofficial information says that about 25,000 units have been delivered.
The main difference between PARM 1 and PARM 2 is that PARM2 incorporates an infrared sensor into its design, as well as an improved missile. Both types of mines are mounted on a tripod that can rotate 360 degrees and be raised at a 90-degree angle. The mine is placed manually and includes a five-minute delay before it is launched.
The range of such mines is from 2 to 40 meters. The missile moves at an approximate speed of 120 meters per second and is capable of piercing 600 millimeters of armor. PARM 2 has an increased range of up to 100 meters. The warhead of this missile has been modernized and the armor penetration has been increased to 750 mm armor.
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