Friday, May 6, 2011

[1938] Sticky Bomb

The Sticky Bomb was a World War II British anti-tank weapon made from nitro and adhesive, and with a 5-second fuse. The official name was the Anti-Tank No. 74 Hand Grenade.

First issued in 1940 to Home Guard troops, the weapon was also used by regular army. Considered by some to be a stop-gap at a time when Britain lacked effective anti-tank weapons, it took a personal order by Churchill for 3 million of the bombs to be made.

Despite it's flaws (adhering to dusty, dirty or muddy vehicles was a problem), it was effective. In fact, in 1943, six German tanks were taken out in a little town called Thala in North Africa by these sticky bombs.

In 1938: A Very British Civil War, the sticky bomb is used by all sides of the conflict (or at least those who have the materials to do so) in an attempt to disable and destroy the various forms of mobile armor that have been scrounged, built, requisitioned or bought.

In terms of Savage Worlds, the Sticky Bomb is as follows:

Range: 1/2/4, Damage: 3d8, Notes: AP 3 (5 if well-secured to hull).

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