lore torpedoes have also been used successfully for
black adhesive cotton electrical insulation tape are
clearing heavy undergrowth or bamboo.
used to fasten caps to detonating cord, insulate
electrical connections, fasten charges in place, tie or
tape block demolition charges together into a
compact package, and for miscellaneous uses.
s. Wire, Electrical. Solid, single conductor, waxed,
double cotton wrapped, insulated annunciator, elec-
trical wire No. 20 AWG is used in interconnecting
blasting caps and in connecting blasting cap systems
to firing cables. It is issued in 200-foot coils.
Kits and Sets
b. Detonator Kit, Concussion: M1 (fig. 1-44).
a. Demolition Kit, Bangalore Torpedo: M1-A1 and
(1) General. Concussion detonator kit M1 is
M1A2 (fig. 1-43). Bangalore torpedo demolition kits
essentially a mechanical firing device with a blasting
M1A1 and M1A2 consist of a group of 10 loading
cap attached. It is actuated by a detonation wave
assemblies (torpedoes). The loading assemblies (tor-
from a high-explosive blast. A number of demolition
pedoes) are steel tubes 5-feet in length and 2 1/8-inches
charges fitted with this type of firing device, in water
in diameter, grooved, and capped at each end. All
or air, can be fired simultaneously when within
torpedoes have a threaded capwell at each end.
range of the blast from an initiating charge or within
Connecting sleeves and nose sleeves are provided in
range of each other, without connecting the demoli-
each kit. The torpedoes in kit M1A2 are identical to
tion charges by detonating cord or other firing
kit M1A1 except for differences listed in table 1-5.
arrangements. One kit is packed per metal container,
Bangalore torpedo demolition kits are used to clear
50 containers (50 kits) per wooden box. The weight of
paths through barbed wire entanglements and
the box with contents is 59 pounds.
minefield. They clear a path 10-to 13-feet wide
(2) Description. The kit consists of a firing
through barbed wire entanglements. In minefield
mechanism, base plug (shipping plug), primed coup-
breaching, they will explode all antipersonnel mines
ling base and blasting cap assembly, blue and yellow
and most of the antitank mines in a narrow footpath.
salt delay pellets, and pellet sleeve cover assembly.
Many of the mines at the sides however may be
(a) Firing mechianism. This mechanism con-
shocked into a sensitive state, which makes extreme
sists of a circular body containing a bronze,
care necessary in any further mineclearing. Banga-