VIM-210 and VIM-203 mine detectors (“Высокочастотный индукционный миноискатель” or high frequency mine detector)

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VIM-210 rifle mine detector was designed in 1939. It was possible to attach detection coil  at the end of the Mosin rifle barrel.

Model  VIM 210 ( high frequency mine detector, model 1939) weight 7,67 kg (4,3 kg – batteries), model 1940 – 6,95 kg (5,2 kg – batteries). They can detect german TMi35 mine at 40-45 cm.

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Model 1939 detector

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In 1941 was accepted to service modernized detector – VIM 203. It have few modifications :

–Circular Frame, with Parallel-Feed Filaments (Model 1941 )

–Circular Frame, with Series-Feed Filaments (Model 1942 VIM-203M)

–Rectangular Frame, with Series-Feed Filaments (Model 1942)

This model not necessary was used with Mosin rifle, it was possible to attach detecting frame to special shaft.

During the WW2 Red Army received more than 246,112 metal detectors

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Model 1941

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Model 1942 detector

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Source – http://cvkustoms.com/PDF/Part_XVIII_Mine_Detectors.pdf

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Pictures were taken from ww2.ru/forum (pictures belongs to IGOR-QR), reibert.info/forum (pictures belongs to leonsf), forumg.guns.ru

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One thought on “VIM-210 and VIM-203 mine detectors (“Высокочастотный индукционный миноискатель” or high frequency mine detector)

  1. This device was mentioned in Alexander V. Pyl’cyn’s book ‘Penalty Strike, The memoirs of a Red Army Penal Company Commander, 1943-45’.

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