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Vietnam

The bom ba cang or ‘three-pins bomb’ was a long-handle Vietnamese anti-tank suicide weapon used in World War II against the invading Japanese Imperial Army.

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This type of suicide bomb was basically a landmine mounted on a long handle, and needed to be activated by pushing it onto a tank by a foot soldier thrusting forward, who would lose his life in the process. The device no longer exist, but can still be seen in the many statues and memorials dedicated to these war heroes, as in this sculpture in Socialist Realist style known as Tuong Dai Quyet Tu (Tượng Đŕi Quyết Tử), literally ‘Fight to Death Monument’.

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