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G.S. Mk II

Country of Origin: Britain


This mine was used as a defense against armored cars, tanks or other vehicles. The mine could break tracks of light and medium tanks and disable other vehicles.

The G.S. Mk II had three main components: loaded body, cover and fuze. The mine cover fit over the body and was supported by a leaf spring. Pins on the sides of the mine body engaged bayonet sockets in the cover. The cover of this mine should not be removed after the mine is armed (words to that effect are stamped on the...

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