Catapult Northern Ireland 'Grantapult'

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Catapult Northern Ireland 'Grantapult'

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Troops of the Royal Scots Regiment demonstrate their Grantapult in Belfast, Northern Ireland in July 1970. It is a huge catapult named after its inventor, regimental Sergeant Major Alex Grant, unseen. It is used to fire CS gas over the heads of advancing rioters into a head wind. Rioters are then (in theory) caught between the gas behind them and the advancing troops at their front.

The PA Scout Rangers were using giant slingshots to hurl grenades at IS during the battle for Marawi.

I heard they were pretty effective too.

Got to love how even in this day and age of drones and modular weapons, slingshots can still be found on the battlefield.
 

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