Bomb Thrower

Bomb Thrower

 

a weapon for close combat (caliber of 20 to 152 mm), used in World War I (1914–18) in the armies of all the belligerent countries. The bomb thrower was designed for the destruction of personnel by means of high-angle fire with grenades or fragmentation bombs with masses of from 2.5 to 20.7 kg; the range of fire was up to 850 m. In its construction the bomb thrower was similar to the infantry mortar, but, in contrast, the bomb thrower was loaded from the breech, and in power the projectiles were not suitable for destroying even weak shelters and dugouts. As a consequence, toward the end of the war bomb throwers were replaced by mortars.

References in classic literature ?
He confounded causes with effects more than was excusable; the most distinguished propagandists with impulsive bomb throwers; assumed organisation where in the nature of things it could not exist; spoke of the social revolutionary party one moment as of a perfectly disciplined army, where the word of chiefs was supreme, and at another as if it had been the loosest association of desperate brigands that ever camped in a mountain gorge.
"A spokesman said O'Hagan had been positively identified as a petrol bomb thrower. A new weapon in the rioters' arsenal is the bow and arrow - used for the first time on Friday night."
Police arrested hundreds of people, but never determined the identity of the bomb thrower.
Bolton is "an outlier" who does not fit within the mainstream of either political party, "and really you want your chief diplomat to be a diplomat, not a bomb thrower," Paul said.
But he decided to voluntarily re-enlist and went back to France in May 1916 as a specialist bomb thrower.
Trump is essentially a bomb thrower in a country that has a deep and abiding affection for bomb throwers.
Upon his return, Texas' junior senator could continue his role as the upper chamber's bomb thrower, or he could adjust his approach to work better with the leadership.
Let's work together because we are partners I'm not a bomb thrower. Rhetorically or literally."
These opinions are strange enough, but recently the Religious Right bomb thrower went completely around the bend.
The accused were primarily immigrant labor activists, and although the bomb thrower was never identified, four of them went to the gallows in 1887.
Ultimately, eight anarchist leaders of the conspiratorial clique, including Louis Lingg, August Spies, and Samuel Fielden, were arrested and sentenced to death despite the lack of any evidence directly linking them to the bomb thrower. Lingg admitted to building dynamite bombs and attending the conspiracy meeting at Greif's Hall, but he denied throwing the bomb.
"I want to assure you that 1 am not an angry bomb thrower. Most of my writings on foreign affairs involve topics such as: Can the E.U.