Category Archives: Rocket and grenade Launchers

IRA weapons haul displayed by Irish Gardai

Various improvised weapons on display which were recovered in the Republic of Ireland during 2014-2015. Included are horizontal mortars and components, a beer keg bomb and two makeshift rockets, obviously reminiscent of the ‘Al Qassam’ models frequently used by Hamas militants.



PIRA improvised grenade launchers (PRIG and IPG)

Full article – The IRA’s recoilless improvised grenade launcher

“The Projected Recoilless Improvised Grenade (PRIG) was a shoulder fired weapon developed by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) for use against lightly armored vehicles. It is perhaps the most ingenious example of kitchen cupboard improvisation to date.”

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Free Syrian Army improvised grenade launcher design

An improvised shoulder fired mortar / grenade launcher built by FSA armorers. A shotgun shell appears to act as the propellent charge and a spring loaded striker is cocked from the rear to arm. It’s trigger is unusually mounted to it’s side.

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