"Hurling type explosive"?

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"Hurling type explosive"?

Post by OpanaPointer » 24 Dec 2021 15:35

Japanese Monograph 154, pg.143
Meanwhile, in view of the shortage of arms, the Ordnance Duty Unit and Veterinary Depot were ordered to improvise weapons for close-quarter fighting. These included metal-tipped bamboo spears (about 6 feet in length), and hurling-type explosives for use against tanks; the latter were to be made from air bombs, a supply of which was stored at the Air Supply Depot in Hoeryong.
Any good descriptions available for these?
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Re: "Hurling type explosive"?

Post by ROLAND1369 » 26 Dec 2021 19:15

One of the uses I have seen with the use of surplus aerial bombs was their launching from a trough with the use of rocket motor attachments. Enclosed is a drawing of such an arrangement. A variation was also used in which the bomb was carried horizontally from a spikot type mortar. I will kook through my files for pictures.
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Re: "Hurling type explosive"?

Post by ROLAND1369 » 29 Dec 2021 06:32

Here is the write up that came with the posted drawing. Both came from a 1945 intell bulletin.
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Re: "Hurling type explosive"?

Post by ROLAND1369 » 29 Dec 2021 13:04

Here is a slightly larger and hopefully more readable copy of the third pic above.
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Re: "Hurling type explosive"?

Post by Akira Takizawa » 29 Dec 2021 15:41

IJN developed Type 3 Rocket Booster (三式噴進器). It is shown in the following site.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_10 ... t_boosters

It launched 60kg bomb. IJN also developed rocket to launch 250kg bomb. It is Type 3 No.25 (In IJN, 250kg bomb was called No.25). Type 3 for 60kg bomb was called Type 3 No.6. It is shown in the following site, thought it states Type 21 and Type 22 wrongly.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_21 ... cket-bombs

Note that it is IJN weapon. "Hurling type explosive" in question is apparently IJA weapon.

IJA developed some kinds of bomb thrower. Below is 30kg bomb thrower. It used Type 2 12cm Infantry Mortar. But, it is not anti-tank weapon.

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