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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 S-Mine, also referred to as the Betty Bomb, is a gadget featured in Battlefield V. It is the default Gadget 2 of the Sniper archetype of the Recon kit, and is an unlockable Gadget for all other kits. Two are carried upon spawning, but a maximum of three can be equipped using an Ammo Cache.
The S-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, and will kill a player that sprints into it. As of the Open Beta, there is no way to disarm or blow up enemy S-Mines with gunfire or explosives. There is also a short delay between the mine being set off and it exploding, and instead of leaping into the air, when triggered the mine will simply disappear momentarily before exploding.
Certain Wehrmacht land vehicles, such as the Panzer IV and Tiger I, can unlock S-Mines as part of their Vehicle Upgrades. The mines are deployed in a field around the tank, deterring close-range attackers.