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Yes, yet another general kind of question... 

Has there ever been a kind of magnetic mine or hand grenade? You know, a little bomb of some kind that like sticked to tanks and armor.


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There has... way back in World War Two! The Germans developed a wide variety of submunitions and grenades that could stick to the armor of tanks. Many were magnetic, but there were a few that had adhesive surfaces so they could stick to pretty much anything, not just metal. The British made a few of these too. 
Ever seen the movie Saving Private Ryan? An example of an improvised "sticky-bomb" can be seen there as a GI sock filled with TNT and rubbed in axle grease, with a fuse sticking out the top.


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Sidewinder wrote:
Ever seen the movie Saving Private Ryan?


Great film.



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The Japanese Type 99 "Turtle Mine" which is in fact a magnetic grenade.



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ltw53p wrote:

The Japanese Type 99 "Turtle Mine" which is in fact a magnetic grenade.




From Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_99_mine



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The Germans developed a sort of hollow-charge anti-tank grenade that resembles a cone, able to stick to tank armor and had to be placed directly on the armor by a soldier.

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Commander31 wrote:

The Germans developed a sort of hollow-charge anti-tank grenade that resembles a cone, able to stick to tank armor and had to be placed directly on the armor by a soldier.



This?

http://www.lonesentry.com/articles/ttt07/hafthohlladung.html



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Commander31 wrote:

The Germans developed a sort of hollow-charge anti-tank grenade that resembles a cone, able to stick to tank armor and had to be placed directly on the armor by a soldier.



This sounds like the The Hafthohlladung or "Panzer Knacker" ("Tank Breaker") anti-tank grenad.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hafthohlladung



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hi

there are 2 Hafthohlladung types,3 and 3,5

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Hafthohlladung_3-3.jpg

Hafthohlladung_3-4.jpg

Hafthohlladung_3-5.jpg




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