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S-Mines, or as they are better known, Bouncing Betties are an anti-personnel explosive device. The mine was first developed in Germany and produced from 1935 onwards. It was used in WWII, after which it was copied and used by many other nations, including the Soviet Union, the USA, and China.
After being triggered, the Bouncing Betty is propelled into the air, after which it detonates, sending out hundreds of metal balls. Thanks to this process, it had a 20 meter lethal radius and a 100 meter injure radius.
The Bouncing Betty is a weapon featured in Battlefield Vietnam. It is issued as an option to the NVA and Vietcong Scout kit, along with a Type-56 carbine and a Time bomb, and is issued a total of 5. The Bouncing Betty is extremely useful in defending Control points and choke points, as they are small and easily concealable, and have the blast radius of a grenade. As in reality, it first launches into the air, after which it explodes in midair.
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The AP Mine, also referred to as the S-Mine and Betty Bomb, is a gadget featured in Battlefield V. It is the default Gadget 2 of the Recon kit, and is an unlockable Gadget for three other kits. One is carried upon spawning, but an additional mine can be equipped using an Ammo Cache.
The AP Mine works similarly to the Tripwire Bomb - HE in Battlefield 1. It is proximity activated, and when detonated can inflict severe damage to an enemy player on foot. Upon activating, the mine will leap into the air and explode momentarily - this delay means the weapon can be ineffective against players sprinting through the blast zone, as unlike the Tripwire Bomb bonus damage is not applied to sprinting enemies. The mines can be deployed in groups to increase effectiveness. Players can shoot enemy mines to prematurely detonate them.
Certain Wehrmacht land vehicles, such as the Panzer IV and Tiger I, can unlock S-Mines as part of their Vehicle Upgrades. After deploying in a field around the tank, the mines explode after a short time potentially killing any close-range attackers.