Finnish Demolitions

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alpinoinMT
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Finnish Demolitions

Post by alpinoinMT » 19 Jun 2019 21:01

I am putting together a Finnish WW2 Demolitions kit, inert of course,
after finding an actual bag with a few tools in it-
crimping pliers, tape measure, chalk & case, hockey tape [what I call it]
I am making inert dummy caps, fuse, pull igniters...
What I have never seen is the TNT or Amatol charges themselves.
Across the internet are pictures, evern dummies of US, Soviet, German charges... but nothing Finnish
I ask what weight charges were used, their markings & perhaps dimensions?
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Re: Finnish Demolitions

Post by Mangrove » 17 Jul 2019 15:38

alpinoinMT wrote:
19 Jun 2019 21:01
I ask what weight charges were used, their markings & perhaps dimensions?
Based on after-action reports, 3 kg satchel charge might have been the most common one. The heaviest mobile charges I have seen records of are 20 and 30 kg charges used to destroy immobile enemy tanks in 1944.

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