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Python minefield breaching system

Country of Origin: Britain


The Python is a towed minefield breaching system in service with the British army. It replaced the Giant Viper system. The Python can clear longer lanes and is faster and more accurate than its predecessor.

The system fires a single rocket from a trailer-mounted launcher, which is towed to the edge of a mined area. The rocket is attached to a long, coiled hose packed with 3,210 lb (1,455 kg) of PE-6/aluminum explosive. Once the hose lands on the ground it detonates, destroying or...

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