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 Bangalore Torpedo
Bangalore torpedoes are a simple explosive device used for clearing booby traps and light obstacles such as barricades and barbed wire.
The torpedo is man portable and consists of three different sections, a nose which is smoothly shaped for penetrating obstacles, empty sections of piping to give the device the required length and explosive sections normally filled with an explosive such as TNT.
Bangalore Torpedoes were widely used in both World Wars, most famously during the D Day landings to clear obstacles from the beaches as seen in the films Saving Private Ryan and the Longest Day.
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 MINE-BLASTER: The APOBS Breaching Weapon
And while the torpedo is effective against single impulse anti-personnel mines, it's only marginally successful against high-tensile strength wire obstacles, which would necessitate the need for multiple torpedoes to breech wire.
One of the limits of the APOBS is that it is a standoff weapon, and cannot be employed effectively in situations where there isn't 25-35 meters of distance (not necessarily open space) between the launcher and the obstacle.
In addition, the Bangalore can also be used to clear heavy concentrations of vegetation to improve fighting positions and fields of fire.
www.military.com /soldiertech/0,14632,Soldiertech_APOBS,,00.html   (0 words)

  M1A1 Bangalore Torpedo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Bangalore is effective against antipersonnel mines and has low reliability in cutting modern, high tensile strength barbed wire obstacles.
EMPLOYMENT CONCEPT: The Bangalore Torpedo is a man-portable device for use by dismounted Infantry or Engineer troops.
BASIS OF ISSUE: The Bangalore Torpedo is a Class V item stored in Ammunition Supply Points and issued for missions when required.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/land/bangalore.htm   (221 words)

 Search Results for "torpedo"
...A large, heavily armed torpedo boat used in combat especially against other torpedo boats until the early part of the 20th century....
...submarine or another naval vessel or mounted on the deck of a surface warship, through which torpedoes are launched....
To attack, strike, or sink with a torpedo.
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  Torpedo Summary
The Bangalore Torpedo, invented in 1912, is a cylindrical explosive device on the end of a pipe used to clear minefields and barbed wire.
The first torpedoes driven at specific targets were spar torpedoes; the explosive device was on the end of a spar up to 40 feet long projecting forward under water from the bow of the attacking vessel.
In the case of deck or tube launched torpedoes, the diameter of the torpedo is obviously a key factor in determining the suitability of a particular torpedo to a tube or launcher, similar to the caliber of the gun.
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  Bangalore Torpedo
The Bangalore Torpedo is essentially an explosive charge placed on the end of a long, extendable, tube.
The Bangalore was first devised by Captain McClintock, of the British Army Bengal, Bombay and Madras Sappers and Miners in 1912.
The Bangalore was later adapted by the US Army as well during World War II, as the M1A1 Bangalore Torpedo.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/b/ba/bangalore_torpedo.html   (350 words)

 News | Gainesville.com | The Gainesville Sun | Gainesville, Fla.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Bangalore torpedo was first devised by Captain McClintock, of the British Army Bengal, Bombay and Madras Sappers and Miners at Bangalore, India, in 1912.
The Bangalore continues to be used today, in the little-changed M1A2 version, although primarily to breach wire obstacles, allowing soldiers to subsequently clear a path of mines using hand-emplaced demolitions, grappling hooks, or other means.
The newest evolution of the Bangalore is the Bangalore Blade, an updated version made from lightweight aluminum and using shaped-charge explosives to breach obstacles which the original Bangalore would have been unable to defeat, such as concertina wire.
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 Saving Private Ryan: M1A1 Bangalore Torpedo
The original Bangalore torpedo was designed in 1912 by Captain McClintock, an engineer who worked for Bengal, Bombay and Madras Sappers and Miners.
The Bangalore torpedo is still employed today by the United States Army.
The apparent replacement for the Bangalore torpedo system is the Antipersonnel Obstacle Breaching System (APOBS), which lays out an explosive line charge using a small rocket.
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 BARBED WIRE "The Devil's Rope" & Bangalore Torpedoes
Contrary to what we usually see in motion pictures, the Bangalore Torpedo was not at it's best if thrust under the base of the coiled barbed wire - in this event half the force is absorbed by the ground - but rather it should be threaded through the centre of the coiled barbed wire.
The wooden (or inert) head (nose) of the torpedo was pointed to facilitate its threading through the coils of barbed wire.
The Bangalore torpedoes we used in Vietnam were metal tubes four-feet long and several inches thick, filled with high explosive.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-weapons/barbed-wire.htm   (1821 words)

 EETimes.com - Will taxes, traffic torpedo Bangalore as tech center?
Bangalore, India — Not surprisingly, an average of two overseas companies a week establishes research and development centers in Bangalore.
And while tech companies' Bangalore honeymoon may not be over just yet, signs abound that all is not well and that industry patience is on the wane.
Costs in Bangalore are being pushed up with every passing month: the cost of living; the cost of employing engineers; and the cost of arranging for those workers' transport, since there is no reliable public transportation.
www.eetimes.com /issue/mn/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=29111936   (1052 words)

 Bernie's Bangalore
It was a development of the Bangalore torpedo, a long explosive device laid across barbed wire entanglements and detonated to blast passage through.The Snake in its original configuration consisted of eight pipes, four per side, fitted to a Churchill and then later to a Sherman tank.
A innovation used by the Russians is to fit the end of the bangalore with a small shield to prevent enemy fire detonating it prematurely.
The vehicle would be driven to the edge of the obstacle and the end of the Bangalore (fitted with a skid unit) pushed out of the hatch.
www.angelfire.com /art/enchanter/Bernie.html   (706 words)

 Urban Dictionary: bangalore
bangalore (transitive verb): To fire a worker because his or her job is getting outsourced to an offshore company overseas.
bangalore (intransitive verb): (of a company or management) to outsource jobs to an offshore company.
Bangalore is the fastest growing city in India.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=bangalore   (217 words)

 Dastardly Diversity - Alain's Newsletter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Bangalore torpedo was first devised by Captain McClintock, of the British Army Bengal, Bombay and Madras Sappers and Miners at Bangalore, India, in 1912.
The Bangalore torpedo would be exploded over a mine without the engineer having to approach it by more than about ten feet (three meters).
The torpedo was standardized to consist of a number of externally identical five-foot (1.5-meter) lengths of threaded pipe, one of which contained the explosive charge.
www.alainsnewsletter.com /s/spip.php?article233   (1852 words)

 Ellis "Bill" Reed on D-Day
Woody and I had three Bangalore torpedoes; they were about five feet long and were strapped to our M1s.
Once we had the torpedo in place we took the fuse wire out, pulled the fuse and jumped back over the wall.
I made sure the fuse lighter went off since we were told in our training that if it didn't go off we were to sacrifice our bodies and lay on the concertina wire as the men stepped on us.
www.thedropzone.org /europe/Normandy/reed.html   (675 words)

 Other Equipment Page
The Bangalore torpedo was created by a British officer who served in the British Colonial Army in India.
A Bangalore Torpedo could be detonated by a standard blasting cap that was placed in a detonating cap well at the end of each section.
The Bangalore Torpedo was used by almost all the Special Forces in Normandy.
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 My Sandmen: Bangalore Torpedo...
I submit, in this regard, Miers may be the second section of a Bangalore Torpedo...
The Bangalore was first devised by Captain McClintock, of the British Army Bengal, Bombay and Madras Sappers and Miners at Bangalore, India, in 1912.
But, the intent of the President and his team may be to destroy as much of the defensive entanglement as possible in order to gain the actual objective firmly and decisively.
mysandmen.blogspot.com /2005/10/bangalore-torpedo.html   (1243 words)

 Ellis "Bill" Reed on D-Day
Woody and I had three Bangalore torpedoes; they were about five feet long and were strapped to our M1s.
Woody and I had to assemble each piece of the torpedo, get up from behind the seawall, push the bangaldor torpedo across the road on top of the bluff and put it under the concertina wire.
Once we had the torpedo in place we took the fuse wire out, pulled the fuse and jumped back over the wall.
thedropzone.org /europe/Normandy/reed.html   (675 words)

 Halfbakery: Custard-filled child safe Bangalore Torpedo
These adults usually take the form of an impenetrable mass of legs, situated between where the child is, and their objective (Christmas tree, presents, buffet meal, hated sibling).
When enough segments have been assembled, a giant party popper is attached to the near end and the string pulled firmly.
As the digusted adults disperse in all directions in search of towels, paper tissues, dry cleaners and in extreme cases shovels, the custard-coated but unharmed child can make its way unhampered to its objective.
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 The Bangalore Torpedo: The Bashing of Brand Bangalore   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The attempted bombings in the UK by a bunch of guys originally from Bangalore has the whole world elevating terror levels and flapping about.Over here, the overseas traveling population and the newspaper readers are lamenting the supposed bashing that " Brand Bangalore " has taken.
We're still the Bangalore in Bangalored.These days you pick up a phone in the first world to order a pizza or complain about a busted toaster, chances are some guy with a fake accent in a suburb here will answer.Great for the economy, creating wealth and all that just by answering phones,who wouldve guessed ?
Really miss the Bangalore that was and you guys are back with cutting edge stuff with the last two posts.
thebangaloretorpedo.blogspot.com /2007/07/bashing-of-brand-bangalore.html   (523 words)

 Career Graph   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Monday night in Bangalore, India, and the 13th Floor, a lounge bar on MG Road, is packed with trendy locals.
In September, Wipro Technologies, an IT services outfit based in Bangalore, said that it intends to recruit 9,000 infotech professionals this year to meet the manpower needs of its computer software services and business process outsourcing activities.
In that same period, the number of engineers working in Bangalore is expected to more than double - rising to 65,000 from the current 25,000.
www.career-graph.com /gen_articles/bangaloreboom/index.shtml   (1445 words)

 PARESH DESHPANDE Bangalore Torpedo
The Bangalore was first devised by Captain McClintock, of the British Army
He invented it as a means of exploding booby traps and barricades left
The Bangalore was later adapted by the US Army as well during World War II,
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 Attacking Enemy Fortifications
A minimum of four sappers or pioneers should be added to No. 2 section to operate the Bangalore torpedo and pole charges.
On the bursting of the Bangalore, No. 2 section rushes through the gap and takes up a position beyond the pillbox, killing any enemy it may find in trenches around the pillbox.
If flame throwers are used, they should go in immediately after the explosion of the Bangalore torpedoes.
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 The Hindu : Literary Review / Book Review : A rounder definition
You are likely to find the introductory clarification that the author feels expatriates in Bangalore have the power to make this "uni-dimensional" use of "Bangalored" rounder, thus ridding it of the connotation of a fate worse than being hit by a Bangalore torpedo, a little simplistic and naïve.
But you are just as likely to forget these in the reading, as I did and take the book for what it is, pleasant, light, interesting.
They all talk, they talk about what being in Bangalore means in terms of work, relationships, climate, food, being accepted, wanting to go back "home", and in terms of what this stopover means in the journey of Life.
www.hindu.com /lr/2006/06/04/stories/2006060400260500.htm   (0 words)

 Bangalore Torpedoes in exact 1/6th Scale!
Bangalore Torpedoes are anti-personnel mine clearing charges originally used during WWII.
Manned and deployed by one or two soldiers or engineers, the explosive is placed below bunkers, near tank traps, and under troop obstacles (such as barbed wire entanglements) and then detonated with either a remote-controlled electric detonator, or in times of great combat urgency, a non-electric blasting cap with delayed-action fuse.
Bangalores were first used extensively by invading Allied troops during the Normandy D-Day Invasion during WWII, and quickly got a reputation both for their tremendous explosive power, and for their danger to the troops who had to handle them!
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 First World War.com - Encyclopedia - Bangalore Torpedo
Specifically during the First World War they were put to more or less effective combat use as a way of destroying thick enemy barbed wire entanglements (being placed underneath and then detonated).
Of sufficient versatility and portability they continue in use even today.
In slang a "beetle" was a landing craft for 200 men.
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 World Wide Words: Bangalored
It refers to people who have been laid off from a multinational because their job has been moved to India — a business practice designed to save money that is arousing passions in some countries, especially Britain and the United States.
One Web site is selling T-shirts with the slogan “Don’t Get Bangalored” as a way of telling people about the issue.
I am a software developer who is about to be “Bangalored.” Fine.
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 Bangalore Torpedo
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Like many sidewalks in Bangalore, the pavement consists of slabs of stone, some with cracks between them.
Diane's last dinner in Bangalore -- a table for th...
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 Metroblogging Bangalore: December 2006 Archives
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bangalore.metblogs.com /archives/2006/12   (2590 words)

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