Bomb Demolition Number 1

Demolition charge Churchill AVRE

The ‘Bomb, Demolition Number 1’ was fired from the Churchill AVRE’s 290mm Petard mortar and it pretty much destroyed any masonry in its path. . It’s 630mm (25in) tall and weighs 18kg (40lb). The AVRE was a specialist engineer vehicle used to overcome obstacles on the battlefield. Find out more in David Fletcher’s latest Tank Chat on The Tank Museum‘s Youtube channel.