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Giant Viper Trailer L6A1 - L7A1

Organisation
Imperial War Museums
Type
Disposal
Date posted
15.09.2021
Object Description

British 1950s-period trailer-mounted land mine clearance system, designed to be towed behind a tank or armoured personnel carrier. Rockets are employed to launch a 250-metre hose packed with plastic explosive across a minefield. Once fallen, the charge is detonated to clear a 6-metre wide path through anti-personnel or anti-tank mines over approximately 200 metres by sympathetic detonation. IWM is reviewing its collection, and has identified that this object is no longer required as it does not meet our purpose. If you are interested in requesting this item, please contact me before 4pm on Friday 12th November.

Contact

Antonia Caldecot
acaldecott@iwm.org.uk
02074165296
Lambeth Road
LONDON
SE1 6HZ
United Kingdom

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