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Re: Bangalore torpedo
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2014, 15:36:29 »
Can't imagine lugging it around though......
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Re: Bangalore torpedo
« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2014, 18:32:24 »
This version seems new... and portable

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xpc4r4ZbcRE
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Re: Bangalore torpedo
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2014, 18:41:19 »
Seems just as portable as ours
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Re: Bangalore torpedo
« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2014, 18:54:30 »
That must have been a serious beast :)

Yeah, it was a controlled experiment on FE camp in Wildflecken as best I can recall.  We ran two strands of det cord up the inside of the pickets on one side, packed both sides with HE, and put it together as I mentioned above.  It was placed under a 15 metre section of American cat wire fence. Not much left to pick up after.
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Re: Bangalore torpedo
« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2014, 01:48:11 »
Yeah, it was a controlled experiment on FE camp in Wildflecken as best I can recall.  We ran two strands of det cord up the inside of the pickets on one side, packed both sides with HE, and put it together as I mentioned above.  It was placed under a 15 metre section of American cat wire fence. Not much left to pick up after.

And after umpteen years in the Infantry I've only been part of two live fire ranges that has had the kind of activity built in. Is this a problem in our doctrine? I'd say so.
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Re: Bangalore torpedo
« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2014, 07:02:41 »
I wouldn't call it a doctrinal problem, I'd blame the exercise planners for not including realistic tasks into the ex.

As far as that vid, what a waste of explosives and pyro - nothing like firing off a specialized charge into the dirt with a smoke pot running that is only obscuring the vision of what looks to be the ARSO :)