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Boobytraps, Switches and Demolition Firing Devices, Military

During World war II, many countries developed a series of “switches” and “demolition firing devices” for use by their military forces and partisan resistance operatives and agents.

They were arsenal-made, robust, and reliable, and their main use was for sabotage behind enemy lines. Reports from the field often led to improvements, and slight changes to make the device more reliable or adaptable to multiple types of operations as the war progressed.

Many of the original ones were developed in England, and were copied by the United States, who then went on to develop their own. They operated on a variety of mechanical and chemical principles.

The devices were fitted with several different couplers or threaded adaptors, allowing them to be attached --with detonators --into fuze wells of mines, hand grenades, demolition blocks, mortar rounds and artillery projectiles.

Many of these devices have in turn since been copied by other countries, and newer designs have also been added.

The Australian Multi-Purpose firing device was made for many years under licence by the US Government.

We offer cast and machined replicas of many of these devices, along with cutaway images of internal their mechanical arrangements and detailed descriptions of how they work.

Many of the military items are based on the same operating principles as the improvised types. Together, both types provide the instructor with an excellent overview of boobytrapping principles and hazards presented in trying to defeat them.

Boobytraps, Switches and Demolition Firing Devices, Military

MILITARY PRESSURE RELEASE IED - BOOBYTRAPPED
Order Sku: ITA-122
Military pressure release IED. Boobytrapped, comes with modified hand grenade, dynamite, or home made explosive. Please specify when ordering.

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INERT MILITARY TIME PENCIL ACID DECAY DELAY DEVICE
Order Sku: ITA-152
Time Pencil cut-away to reveal operating features uses chemical reservoir principle, which when crushed, eats away at a wire that is holding back the initiating firing pin from striking a percussion primer. Generic in nature.

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CLAYMORE MINE
Order Sku: ITA-159-A
Claymore mine. Filled with hundreds of steel ballbearings with simulated charge. Comes with “Clacker” firing device, & continuity tester. Inert blue plastic housing represents U.S. M-118-A antipersonnel mine. Request a quote for this custom tailored product. It includes our best price guarantee.

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TAMPER CUT OFF CODE - TAMPER SWITCH IED
Order Sku: ITA-235
This IED contains many different types of switches, such as:
  • Tilt switches( MERCURY)
  • Key code switch with relay
  • Micro switches (on the bottom of the box)
  • Improvised barrier switch using wire solder. Wire solder that wraps around the box is .020 inches in diameter
  • Copper binding post on the top of the box; wire or solder is used to secure the top, to prevent it from opening.
  • Improvised clothespin switch used for arming the IED

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ISRAELI ARMY BOOBYTRAP DEVICES AND DEMOLITION FIRING DEVICES
Order Sku: ITA-424
Made by Israel Military Industries.

Each item is accompanied by a cutaway illustration.

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Inert reproduction of Soviet/Communist Chinese F1 UZRG Handgrenade fuze
Order Sku: ITA-512
Inert reproduction of Soviet/Communist Chinese F1 UZRG Handgrenade fuze. This is a look alike version, made by us. Non-functional but complete, for recognition use.

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Soviet/Communist Chinese F1 hand grenade
Order Sku: ITA-513
Soviet/Communist Chinese F1 hand grenade.Inert, solid cast reproduction for recognition training. Similar to U.S. MK 2 “Pineapple Grenade”.

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SOVIET/COMMUNIST CHINESE RG-42 HAND GRENADE
Order Sku: ITA-514
Soviet/Communist Chinese RG-42 hand grenade. Inert, solid cast metal reproduction.

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SOVIET/CHINESE RGD-5 INERT SOLID CAST REPRODUCTION HAND GRENADE FOR RECOGNITION
Order Sku: ITA-514A
Soviet/Chinese RGD-5 inert solid cast reproduction hand grenade for recognition

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MILITARY AND IMPROVISED BOOBYTRAPS
Order Sku: ITA-623
Military and improvised Boobytraps: Four US issue boobytraps. Improvised boobytraps: pressure, tilt (ball-in-tube), photo-electric, trip wire/hacksaw blade, pressure trip wire, pressure release mousetrap.

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EXAMPLES OF DEMOLITION FIRING DEVICES, BOOBYTRAPS, MINE FUZES AND TRIPFLARES - Laminated Poster
Order Sku: P-ITA-181-BTDB Gloss-Laminated
The armed forces of many countries have been issued with mechanical, electronic and chemical "switches", boobytraps, trip-flares, mine fuzes and demolition firing devices. These are used for a variety of special operations. We have illustrated some typical examples, representative of the operating principles of such devices. This product is in stock and ships within 3 to 7 days of you confirming our quote. This product is in stock and ships within 3 to 7 days of you confirming our quote.

PRICE SHOWN IS FOR A GLOSS-LAMINATED FINISH. MATTE-LAMINATED FINISH IS AVAILABLE FOR $55.00 - To specify a Matte-Laminated finish select "Product Details" and choose Matte-Laminated from the product options field.


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MILITARY BOOBYTRAPS AND CUTAWAY ILLUSTRATIONS - Laminated Poster
Order Sku: P-ITA-181/623 Gloss-Laminated
Military forces in a number of countries have been issued with special explosive initiating devices. These may be mechanical, chemical or electrical. They may be referred to as “switches”, “demolition firing devices” or “boobytraps”. This poster and a matching display board, illustrate some common types in use beginning during World War II. This product is in stock and ships within 3 to 7 days of you confirming our quote.

PRICE SHOWN IS FOR A GLOSS-LAMINATED FINISH. MATTE-LAMINATED FINISH IS AVAILABLE FOR $55.00 - To specify a Matte-Laminated finish select "Product Details" and choose Matte-Laminated from the product options field.


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