Posted by: Eat Uranium
01.10.2023 18:00 GMT

Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.

Today we are showing off something that will keep you on your toes while walking through the forests of Karelia, the Finnish M/43 "Pen box" mine.

The Laatikkomiina M/43 is very similar to the earlier German Sch├╝tzenmine 42 and especially the Soviet PMD-6. It consists of a wooden box with a hinged lid that contains a small explosive charge. When the lid is pressed down it dislodges a pin in the fuse and allows the firing pin to hit the detonator. The name penaali, meaning pen box, was quickly applied to these types of mines since they closely resembled the boxes commonly used for storing pens in Finland.

Not as sophisticated or as deadly as the jumping mines that had become common, this type of mine had the advantage of being a lot cheaper to make and was a lot harder to detect. Ours was made by Ashton and RedRogueVIII.

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