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October 13, 2007

Eponymous question

srikanth @ 10:18 am, GMT +0000 ( 1192270703 ) Play

A little bit of explosives technology for today. The object in the picture below is a unique kind of explosive. It was typically used for clearing barbed wire fences in the battlefield. A series of these would be joined together, slid under the wire, and then the whole thing would be detonated. All this had to be done under fire, of course. What it is?

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Answered by: nihit , udupendra , Dhruva , fsdgdsg , bobo , bs , Ganesh Prasad , Varun.M , prasanth , 2ndratequizzer , rajeshvj , Swetha , jayanth , sridhar , iamniks , yaksha , Prasad  and Biki.

Answer:Not much fundaeing required, this is the Bangalore Torpedo.

The tech connection: anything that blows stuff up is cool :-)

(Thanks for covering for me yesterday, Devadutta)


20 Responses to “Eponymous question”

  1. nihit
    1

    Bangalore torpedo…


  2. udupendra
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    4
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    Bangalore Torpedo


  3. Dhruva

    Bangalore torpedo.


  4. fsdgdsg

    Torpedo


  5. bangalore torpedo


  6. bs

    Bangalore Torpedo. But what's the tech connection?


  7. Ganesh Prasad

    Bangalore Torpedo


  8. Varun.M

    the explosive in question is the Bangalore torpedo.
    technically,it was made of 38-40mm tubes each about 2 meters long and each contained an explosive material.
    These were then joined together a smooth nose cap was screwed at the front to prevent it from getting stuck in the ground when being pushed from a distance(under fire) under a barb fence. It would be detonated and this cleared the path for infiltration.
    It is called so because it was first devised by Captain McClintock (british army) at Bangalore somewhere around the early 1910's.


  9. prasanth
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    bangalore torpedo


  10. bangalore torpedo


  11. rajeshvj
    1

    Bangalore Torpedo


  12. Swetha

    Bangalore torpedo


  13. piezocake

    Missile ?


  14. jayanth
    3

    bangalores!!!


  15. sridhar

    the bangalore torpedo


  16. sridhar

    dont know if i was logged in earlier.
    Bangalore torpedo, t think.


  17. iamniks

    taking a wild guess.. is this  M1A1 bangalore torpedo …
    which was used in "saving private ryan"


  18. yaksha
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    Bangalore torpedo


  19. Prasad

    a bangalore torpedo or a bangalore mine or simple a bangalore.


  20. Biki
    1

    bangalore torpedo …


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