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Author:  Ham & Jam [ Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:15 am ]
Post subject:  Bangalore Torpedos

Did British forces use Bangalore torpedoes? Im looking in particular at the D-day period, if not what kind of equipment did they use for breaching wire and mine fields etc

Author:  SteveCobden [ Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:39 am ]
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I believe the Bangalore was a British invention, invented in Bangalore, India. Whether or not it was used on d-day by the British I don't know

Author:  snowyx2622 [ Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:53 am ]
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my uncle john told me about transporting a lot of then after the landings. he was 11th armour.

Author:  Martin [ Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:20 am ]
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Bangalores where used by the Paras on the Merville Battery

Author:  SAPPER [ Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:36 am ]
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Why use a bangalore when you have top notch British invented Churchill AVRE's (Assualt Vehicle Royal Engineers) and bridge layers? Something that the Americans should of but didn't make use of and probably saved a lot of lives on the British/ Canadian beaches.

SAPPER

Author:  Colonel Blimp [ Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:07 am ]
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Probably because it's easier to put a bangalore torpedo on your d-day demolitions display :D

Watching this one with interest 'cos I know Commandosniper's going to want a couple if there's a precedent.

Paul

Author:  SAPPER [ Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:26 am ]
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Fair one!!!! I'll get the pliers out......

SAPPER :idea:

Author:  Ham & Jam [ Sat Feb 17, 2007 14:48 pm ]
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come to think of it i now remember reading about there use at Merville (worried about my memory).
I must agree an AVRE would be brill, but i don't think my finances could quite stretch that far and bangalores would fit in the car :D

Well as they were a British invention they must have been used, so on to my next question, any idea where I can get some or any tips on how I could make some? I only need 3

Author:  Collins [ Sat Feb 17, 2007 17:35 pm ]
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Ham & Jam wrote:
I only need 3


yeah the germans tend to slack on their barbed wire defenses on their stands these days....

Author:  gwrco [ Sat Feb 17, 2007 22:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Bangalore torps!

:lol:

.....still in service and used to this very day!! Used em on my demolitions course back in 1999 at the Royal Engineers barracks just down the road from blackbushe airport! Wicked piece of kit!!

tim

Author:  monkeymajik [ Sat Feb 17, 2007 23:47 pm ]
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my mate got hold of some piping that looked somewhat identical. otherwise whilst in platoon in bury barry has a set lining the top shelf near the helmet section, not sure the price or wether hes parting with it, but worth a try.

regards

matt

Author:  Ham & Jam [ Sun Feb 18, 2007 0:49 am ]
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Thanks for the suggestions.

Its probably easier for me to make a few myself out of old piping, but i would need to know size etc... and the markings on them. As long as i have something to demonstrate with, that looks the part i am not too fussed with originality.

Author:  Martin [ Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:27 am ]
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Ham & Jam

Try this for a start, the spec is given for the tubes

http://www.btinternet.com/~ian.a.paters ... ritems.htm (Is this one Sappers site :D ?)

Author:  crets [ Sun May 20, 2007 19:03 pm ]
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Martin wrote:
Ham & Jam

Try this for a start, the spec is given for the tubes

http://www.btinternet.com/~ian.a.paters ... ritems.htm (Is this one Sappers site :D ?)


Hello

Iam new here and from Flanders so mine English is not perfect, sorry for that.

The Bangalore in on this site (www.btinternet.com/~ian.a.paterson/equipotheritems.htm) is a american one. The British bangalores are a little bit different.
Here is a picture of the nose

[img][img]http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/4516/bangaloretorpedoul9.jpg[/img][/img]

On this picture are the nose end and the other end (where you put a blasting cap init) fixed together.

Grtz

Crets

Author:  BarnacleBill [ Sun May 20, 2007 23:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Royal Gunpowder Mills

crets you are more than welcome and your English is fine.

Now then... At the RGM Waltham Abbey on the 5/6/7th May this year we simulated a Bangalore torpedo in the main battle display. Pictures have been posted on this and other sites.

In this senario Royal Engineer Paras used one to breach a minefield around the compound. One of our guys made the torpedo up and deployed it and I set the pyro. I'll try to post a vid but I'm not good at editing. My son did the vid and just caught the end of it, bless him.

As far as I know this is the first time this has been done for a while or even at all in a public display. I'll take it on the chin if someone knows different.

Author:  CHG-WO2 [ Mon May 21, 2007 7:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bangalore torps!

gwrco wrote:
:lol:

.....still in service and used to this very day!! Used em on my demolitions course back in 1999 at the Royal Engineers barracks just down the road from blackbushe airport! Wicked piece of kit!!

tim


We made improvised ones out of PE4 & angle iron down at Yantlett demolition range - the barbed wire didn't know any different :wink:

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