Viet Cong Jungle Made 20mm Toe Popper Booby Trap
$599.99Excellent, New Old Stock, Very Good Condition: One wooden upright support has broken off. This could be repaired easily with wood glue and a rubber band.
Here is a very desirable Viet Cong jungle-made anti-personnel mine.
The VC used found 20mm shells as the charge container. They then mounted a steel fish hook firing device alongside the casing with a hand made aluminum band. The small wooden base had three upright supports so that the mine was oriented upward.
When a GI or ARVN stepped on the mine, which was buried in a shallow hole and covered with foliage, the downward pressure on the sliding fish hook immediately fired off the blasting cap which instantaneously ignited the charge inside. The result would be a nasty foot or toe injury.
This one is completely inert.
These are well documented in intelligence manuals on NVA VC mines and boobytraps.
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