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WWII BRITISH STICKY BOMB No74
Not adopted by the Army, this Bomb eventually found it's way to the Home Guard, with some sad stories of accidents. The first pin pulled would remove the covers exposing the sticky ball, the second pin pulled would arm the device requiring only that the bomb be let go.
Releasing the clip on the handle fired the fuze which would leave only seconds for the soldier to retire, after planting the bomb on it's target,thats when the accidents would happen. Packed with one and a half pounds of Nytro-Glycerine, the covering is Bird Lime over a glass flask.
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- The stick bomb (No74 gren) was in general service although limited approval for use only. Indeed a VC was won by driver Derrick in Jul 42 at Tel El Eisa.
.......... Rod, Oxford England, 28th of January 2019