Bangalore torpedo is an explosive generally used by combat engineers for clearing obstacles. This explosive device was designed by Capt. McCintock of the. Bangalore torpedoes were used in World War I & II and in many other wars for clearing obstacles like barbed wire fences and for exploding booby traps.
Under Transport rules Bangalore torpedoes falls under Class 1.1F, 1.2F, 1.1D or 1.2D
Bangalore torpedoes are sometimes called Bangalore mine, bangers or just Bangalore.
Gradually Bangalore is being replaced by more efficient U.S.(APOBS) and the British rifle grenade.