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Hello guys

This bangalore above is the American one.
BarnacleBill Iam very intrested in pics of your bangalore.
Normally in August there is a big meeting in Belgium.
The planning is that whe do a big display Uk/US demolition equipment inclusif UK and US bangalore's.

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Military Training Pamphlet No30
Field Engineering (All Arms) Part IV
Demolitions (1945)

Paragraph 16 shows the Bangalore Torpedo and it's uses.

Click here to view .pdf version.

Hope that's of use,
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The Bangalore shown above is the post-war 1 1/2" Mk2.

The 1 1/2" Mk1 (6 foot lengths) came into service by early 1945, replacing the 2" Mk1 (5 foot lengths).

Below is the page from the March 1945 manual showing both types:

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My apologies for any confusion... should I remove?

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Unless anyone knows whether the colours and markings information is not correct for the wartime pattern, I see no reason to remove it for now.

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RAMC181 wrote:
Unless anyone knows whether the colours and markings information is not correct for the wartime pattern, I see no reason to remove it for now.

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Here a picture of the war used 1.5 inch bangalore torpedo.
I have to say that the drawnings in the phamplet are very basic and the are not really the same as in real life.



[img][img]http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/6176/s3010008mediumkc7.jpg[/img][/img]

[img][img]http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/3518/s3010013mediumwv7.jpg[/img][/img]

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Anyone make or know where you can get replica one?

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Ham & Jam wrote:
Anyone make or know where you can get replica one?


Hello

Whe are busy to make a compleet set UK bangalore's (one box, 4 bangalore's + one point), normaly whe hope to finishing the project in august.

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Hi Crets,

Look forward to seeing this, when you finish it.


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Me too and if you want to part with any me and my boys would love 1 box. Let me know how it goes!

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In the mean time until Crets has shown us what his box of 4 is like Im in the process of making my own 'cheap but chearful' ones.

Crets I'm still interested in yours, but its summer holidays and im bored. Can anyone tell me what markings were on the torpedo and what coulour of paint was used (yellow)?

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Hi Ham & jam, I'm working on the source Of British Bangalores, got info US stuff including crate and stencils. But would prefer British I can cut the stencils for you if we get the information. Learning wood turning so the end probe could be a good exercise. We do desert so I would paint mine sand colour, I am going to check the tubing I have to see if it is suitable and at least make a mock-up. As I make drawings of everything I make I will give anyone interested a copy when finished.


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Hell yes!

Let me know how things go. Im currently trying to make some 'horiffic' home made ones but would eventually like a pair of US ones, but British (as you can expect) would be better!

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US? I have info on these, the crate and the markings somewhere, PDF's of stencils. I'll have a look tomorrow and let you know. Rick Larsen (US) sells stencils but they are apparently oilboard (thick card), better using mylar(plastic) but mine to you are cheaper, FREE!. If Cret has info on markings and boxes that would be great.


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