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The Hawkins grenade was used partly as a grenade but often more effectively as a mine.
It was a flat can shape filled with high explosive, one side carried two contacts. When broken acid leaked onto the detonator setting off the main charge.
More popular as a mine placed in the path of a tank because its shape made throwing difficult, although unable to penetrate armour it was enough to sever a tank’s track.
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