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Article about: Hi all This was found and sent to me by a very kind gentleman. It was recovered from his local canal whilst magnet fishing !!! No. 14 Mk 1 11lb drill 'Hayrick' demolition charge Not sure on

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    Hi all

    This was found and sent to me by a very kind gentleman. It was recovered from his local canal whilst magnet fishing !!!

    No. 14 Mk 1 11lb drill 'Hayrick' demolition charge

    Not sure on the age of it yet, but it is a great find and quite an unusual one. If anyone has an idea of age I would be most grateful

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    surely its easier to set light to the hayrick,a neat pile of ashes instead of blowing all over the place.

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    Indeed, but when was the last time you saw a burning hayrick knock a bridge down, or blow a bunker up?


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    I hold up my hands ---never.

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    Hi these are still used now by the Royal Engineers and normal used to blow up bridges so hence the reason yours was found in the water most likely was dropped by one of the soldiers off the side of the bridge while training

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    Never seen one of these before. Thanks for posting it.

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    I have never seen one of these either. Thanks for sharing this with us.
    I learn so many new things on this forum everyday. it is mind blowing...


    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    Its for use on Bridges/pylons/ariels etc, pretty much anything that is made with a steel girder as they use a shaped cutting charge to cut through steel. They can be used on concrete, especially those that are steel reinforced but they work best on girders. I never trained on them as we used the PE4 block dem charges for EOD, I would have loved to take a bridge down.

    http://www.mondial-defence.com/image...ick_Charge.pdf

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