The recording shows that the Ukrainian militants have used several PA G-7 anti-tank grenade was attached to each otherwhich were then stabilized with an iron rod, and a fuse was introduced into one of the grenades from behind.
What appears to be an improvised Ukrainian Bangalore torpedo constructed from stacked PG-7 HEAT warheads. pic.twitter.com/VS50z1qAcs
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The weapon resembles the so-called “Bangalore Torpedo” developed by the United Kingdom during World War I, and probably has a similar purpose.
By the way, the Bangalore torpedo is not a torpedo in terms of its operation, it is a simple explosive device without propulsion, which the point is to slide under various barbed wire obstacles and then blow them up to open a way for the charging infantry.
It is worth noting that the first iteration of the Bangalore torpedo was also a kind of “do-it-yourself” invention, which was “developed” by British engineers stationed in Bangalore, India. More modern versions of the weapon were produced until the end of the 2010s.
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