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 Post subject: Bangalores
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 20:13 pm 
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Does anyone have any close-up photos or diagrams of the US bangalore?
I'm making some replicas but I don't know what the ends of the tubes look like (internally).
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best thing i could find on bangalores for you mate hope this is what your looking for matey


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Cant fault that website Phil,

they have some very nice repro stuff.


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Ranger Phil wrote:
best thing i could find on bangalores for you mate hope this is what your looking for matey


http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgur ... n%26sa%3DN


Thanks Ranger Phil :)

Actually, I've already seen that site - it has lots of great pictures & diagrams but no closeups of the ends of the tubes :cry:

I just had another look at those diagrams and it looks like the ends of the tubes are simply sealed up - they're detonated (as shown) by wrapping the detonator wire stuff around the end and igniting that with a fuse??

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The ends are sealed, but with an cap well aperture for a detonator.

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From the linked website:

"Detonation of a charge in a tube or all charges in a series of loading assemblies may be accomplished by a firing device with blasting cap screwed into the cap well of the tail end of a tube or the tail end of the last tube in a series . Please note that the cap well at the end of the tube should be protected with tape or a wooden plug, while the sleeve is being pushed into place .
Detonation may also be achieved by an electric blasting cap with the leads connected to a source of electric current, or by a non-electric blasting cap attached to a safety fuse or a time blasting fuse and fuse lighter, or by wrapping a minimum of 4 turns of detonating cord around the tube itself in the one-tube assembly, or around any tube in a multiple-tube assembly, and detonating the cord with a delay-detonator or with an appropriately arranged blasting cap primed by a safety fuse and fuse lighter."

Hope that clarifies things a little, until I find a copy of the manual online for you.

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i was going to say bob we have 3 bangalores in the club, and the ends are just sealed mate with a hole in one end for the fuze.

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Hey matey :D

If your making bangalore's give Dave Gunn a call as I know he has made them before with the rounded ends.

Also take a look at this eBay link, Bangalore stencils are being offered would finish them off a treat.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WW2-BANGALORE-TUB ... dZViewItem

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The rounded ends on the tubes are end caps which can be attached to the firstmost tube. They are made from spring steel and the originals seem to be fetching silly money at the moment (I think Mike DeTrez had some at the Ciney Fair this past weekend.)

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Thanks for all the advice - much appreciated :D

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Hey matey :D

If your making bangalore's give Dave Gunn a call as I know he has made them before with the rounded ends.

Also take a look at this eBay link, Bangalore stencils are being offered would finish them off a treat.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WW2-BANGALORE-TUB ... dZViewItem

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Cheer Mike - I got the stencils and yes - looks pretty dandy! :D

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The ends are sealed, but with an cap well aperture for a detonator.

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From the linked website:

"Detonation of a charge in a tube or all charges in a series of loading assemblies may be accomplished by a firing device with blasting cap screwed into the cap well of the tail end of a tube or the tail end of the last tube in a series . Please note that the cap well at the end of the tube should be protected with tape or a wooden plug, while the sleeve is being pushed into place .
Detonation may also be achieved by an electric blasting cap with the leads connected to a source of electric current, or by a non-electric blasting cap attached to a safety fuse or a time blasting fuse and fuse lighter, or by wrapping a minimum of 4 turns of detonating cord around the tube itself in the one-tube assembly, or around any tube in a multiple-tube assembly, and detonating the cord with a delay-detonator or with an appropriately arranged blasting cap primed by a safety fuse and fuse lighter."

Hope that clarifies things a little, until I find a copy of the manual online for you.

TTFN,
Paul


Paul,

Thanks for the info :)

Any ideas where I could find a bangalore field manual or photocopies of the pages?

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Sorry to 'bang-on' about bangalores again, :wink: but I read somewhere that some tubes were empty (no explosive) and were to be used for extending a 'live' tube further out, without the whole lot going up.
Does anyone know if this is correct and if so, what would have been stencilled on the 'empty' tubes? (so they could tell them apart).

Any assistance much appreciated :)

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All of the tubes were supplied to the front "prepared" with the Amatol + TNT booster mix, so there were no "empty" tubes.

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Im guessing somewhere along the line, someones mixed the info that you can link several together using the connecting sleeves.


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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WW2-US-Engineer-B ... 286.c0.m14

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