Thursday 4 April 2013

Unexploded Cluster Bomblets Repurposed As DIY Mortar Bombs

Back in November I wrote about unexploded cluster bomblets being repurposed as warheads for DIY rockets, and now we have this video showing bomblets being used as DIY mortar bombs

Although the video is quite dark we do get a good look at some of the DIY mortar bombs

Here we can clearly see that PTAB 2.5m cluster bomblets have been modified with new fuzes and new tail fins.  This is the only example I've come across of this type of DIY mortar bomb, so it's unclear if this is just an experiment.  It is of course extremely dangerous to handle unexploded cluster bomblets, and it seems these opposition members have managed to find a very risky source of new explosives.

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