For sale is a Rare WW2 Northover Projector Drill Projectile Solid rubber drill round for the Northover Projector. Weighing nearly 1.5lbs this drill projector was designed for Home Guard use for loading and firing practice with the Northover Projector or throwing by hand. Originally painted bright red or sometimes white, for ease of discovery. The grenade was variously known as the Allbright and Wilson Bomb (AW Bomb), Self-igniting Phosphorous Grenade (SIP grenade) or Projector No. 76. It was introduced in 1940, just after Dunkirk, when the UK was expecting an imminent invasion and a shortage of weapons as many were left in France. consisted of a glass bottle filled with 128cc of white phosphorous, 21cc of water, 110cc of Benzene and 88.9mm of crude rubber. During storage the strip of rubber dissolved in the liquids and provided an adhesive quality to the mixture. The bottle was sealed with a crown seal painted red for hand throwing and green for projection from the Northover projector. The difference version was a slightly stronger bottle. that the projected It was never formally introduced as a service store in the Army being only ever used by the Home Guard.
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