View Full Version : Murder by Anti-tank grenade

06-10-2009, 06:28 AM
Holy ****. Way to smoke a bloke. Anti-tank grenade, didn't **** about back in the day.

06-10-2009, 06:40 AM
There was a German Gauleiter who was killed with an anti tank mine under his bed if I recall.

06-10-2009, 08:05 AM
There was a German Gauleiter who was killed with an anti tank mine under his bed if I recall.

Like this? http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/1752/soldiersleepingonatelledotjpg

06-10-2009, 09:42 AM
Happens every day somewhere in the world.p-)



06-10-2009, 09:51 AM
Like this? http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/1752/soldiersleepingonatelledotjpg

More like this...


06-10-2009, 11:41 AM
That's one hell of a story.

06-10-2009, 12:03 PM
I never heard about this, it was an interesting read. Thanks.

06-11-2009, 03:05 AM
Here's some examples of military and military style weapons being used for assassinations and assassination attempts:

Hand Grenades

In 2006, a Georgian threw a live hand grenade at former President George W. Bush landing 65 feet away. The grenade failed to detonate.

Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina had been speaking at a rally protesting blasts against the party’s workers in Sylhet. The rally drew a crowd of 15,000 people.[1] As Hasina finished her speech, a total of 13 grenades were thrown into the crowd from the rooftops of nearby buildings,[2] killing at least 23 people and injuring more than 200. Among the dead were Hasina’s bodyguard and Awami League Women's Affairs Secretary Ivy Rahman.


Air Strike

In 1962, two dissident Republic of Vietnam Air Force pilots tried to kill the President of South Vietnam by bombing and strafing his Independence Palace.


Improvised Mortar

In 1991 an assassination attempt was made on Former British Prime Minister John Major. Using an improvised mortar, the IRA attacked Downing street hoping to kill the former Prime Minister.


Surface-to-Air Missile

In 1994, Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira were killed when their aircraft was shot down by a surface-to-air missile as it prepared to land in Kigali, Rwanda.


Rocket Propelled Grenade

In 1981, an unsuccesful RPG-7 attack was conducted against US Army West German Commander Frederick J. Kroesen by the Red Army Faction.


Claymore Mine

Sri Lankan politican Minister D. M. Dassanayaka was assassinated by a claymore, that LTTE placed along his route.


Complex Attacks

September 16, 2004, an attempted assassination on Hamid Karzai took place when a rocket missed the helicopter he was flying in while en route to Gardez.

June 10, 2007, the Taliban attempted to assassinate Karzai in Ghazni where Karzai was giving a speech to elders. The Taliban fired approximately 12 rockets, some of which landed 220 yards (200 m) away from the crowd. Karzai was not hurt in the incident and was transported away from the location after finishing his speech.

April 27, 2008: Insurgents, reportedly from the Haqqani network, used automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades to attack a military parade that Karzai was attending in Kabul. Karzai was safe, but at least three people were killed, including a parliamentarian, ten-year-old girl and a minority leader, and ten injured


During an annual victory parade, former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was attacked and killed by Egyptian soldiers armed with assault rifles and grenades


06-11-2009, 03:23 AM

The Rayleigh Bath-chair Murder of 1943.

When a man was murdered by his son who placed a British No 75 Hawkins anti-tank grenade in his Bath-chair.

One word: Overkill

06-11-2009, 03:25 AM
There was a German Gauleiter who was killed with an anti tank mine under his bed if I recall.

Somewhere in the East, Belarus I think.

06-14-2009, 05:56 PM
That is one naaaaaaaasty clean up job.


06-15-2009, 05:47 AM
I think Heydrich was also killed by a Hawkins Grenade.

06-15-2009, 10:45 AM
There was a German Gauleiter who was killed with an anti tank mine under his bed if I recall.

Wilhelm Kube.