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Improvised mortar shell in Syria
Material posted: Valetskiy OlegPublication date: 22-09-2016

In Syria in addition to improvised explosive devices, armed Syrian opposition has mastered the production of home-made artillery and mortar ammunition.

So during the fighting in the Northern province of Latakia during the offensive on the town of Salma and Ar-Rabia was discovered improvised mortar shells. Corps of mines was processed on lathes and had a caliber of 120 millimeters.

Min homemade head inertial fuse and improvised cartridge for actuation of the lifting charge.

In the inertial fuse applied inertial load (movable bushing) that holds the primer-igniter. When you hit this inertial load (movable bushing) compresses the spring, pinning the firing pin, is screwed into the head part of the fuse. Then the force of fire is passed on homemade percussion cap detonator placed in the lower part of the fuse, a casing intermediate detonator from the plastic EXPLOSIVES of the type C-4. Intermediate detonator transmits a detonation to the main charge of a mixture of ammonium nitrate, aluminum, and nitrocellulose lacquer.

The second type of fuse has a shear pin which is in contact with the surface cuts the drummer, impaling fuse (primer-igniter and a homemade blasting cap).

Tags: war , Syria , AME

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