BANGALORE TORPEDOES

Bangalore torpedo is an explosive generally used by combat engineers for clearing obstacles. This explosive device was designed by Capt. McCintock of the British Indian Army. 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 torpedo" antipersonnel mine clearing charge in Batey ha-Osef Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel. 2005. Source: Photo by Wikipedia
"Bangalore torpedo" antipersonnel mine clearing charge in Batey ha-Osef Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel. 2005. Source: Photo by Wikipedia

Bangalore torpedoes are sometimes called Bangalore mine, bangers or just Bangalore.

Gradually Bangalore is being replaced by more efficient U.S. Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System (APOBS) and the British RAMBS II rifle grenade.

U.S. soldiers demonstrate assembling the APOBS...
U.S. soldiers demonstrate assembling the APOBS system (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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