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    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101

    Antarmike
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    Name : Mike Fincher
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    Post by Antarmike Fri Jan 27, 2023 1:41 pm

    I seek photos of Belgian (Mecar) manufactured, BGS use, Blindicide Anti Tank Rocket Launcher. (Panzerabwehrgerate 101mm)

    I would welcome photos of the weapon itself and also the launcher being deployed by BGS guards.

    I also seek clarification of date into service and a date when they were withdrawn.

    This launcher is the larger calibre version of Blindicide RL-83 used by Belgium, Netherlands, Israel, Mexico, Nigeria, Indonesia, and many other countires.

    Weapon was given nomenclature RL-100 by Belgians but Germany referred to it as being 101mm.  (I presume the actual calibre lies somewhere between 100 and 101mm.   if anyone knows a precise calibre I would like to know that also.)

    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 16-1973-Blindicide-101-mm
    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 Ausbildung-Pzabw-G-101mm-2
    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 S-l500

    Thanks in Advance,  Mike
    TennoHeikaNate
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    Post by TennoHeikaNate Fri Jan 27, 2023 10:59 pm

    Hi Mike, some great pics there, unfortunately I don't have any more info for you, just some additional pics you might not have seen.

    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 71543010
    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 14928112
    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 West_201
    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 Bild3610
    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 Bild3710
    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 Blindi10
    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 Foto_010
    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 Panzer10
    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 Paraen10
    CollectinSteve
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    Post by CollectinSteve Sat Jan 28, 2023 1:58 am

    I think there's one of these at a nearby military and gun shop. I'll see what I can find out next time I am there (probably next month?).

    Judging by the pictures this was in use for a long time judging by the uniforms. Early pictures are no later than 1962, probably more like 1958-1960. Later pictures may show it in use after 1976.

    Steve
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    Post by Antarmike Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:44 am

    TennoHeikaNate wrote:Hi Mike, some great pics there, unfortunately I don't have any more info for you, just some additional pics you might not have seen.

    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 71543010

    Thank you so much,  A few of those photos I have already,  most I do not.

    The new ones to me are very very helpful.


    Last edited by Antarmike on Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:47 am; edited 1 time in total
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    Post by Antarmike Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:46 am

    CollectinSteve wrote:I think there's one of these at a nearby military and gun shop.  I'll see what I can find out next time I am there (probably next month?).

    Judging by the pictures this was in use for a long time judging by the uniforms.  Early pictures are no later than 1962, probably more like 1958-1960.  Later pictures may show it in use after 1976.

    Steve

    Thank you Steve.
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    Post by Wolverine Mon Jan 30, 2023 11:51 am

    The accessory/spare parts bag visible in one of the photos looks much like the Belgian issue type?

    I have two different examples. Here is one of them:
    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 Blindi10
    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 Blindi11

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    Post by Antarmike Mon Jan 30, 2023 6:56 pm

    Wolverine wrote:The accessory/spare parts bag visible in one of the photos looks much like the Belgian issue type?

    I have two different examples. Here is one of them:
    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 Blindi10
    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 Blindi11
    Something else to keep my eyes open for....

    The quest to build up a comprehansive Blindicide display seems never ending.


    Now I seek this bag as well as blank cartridges for powering the very short range (as in feet) practice rocket.
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    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 9584ddc3a11e1f53df84a1bb741c0009ace84306
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    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 49ca7f7883884eac622dc66b84e4361a44c1200d

    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 D6efaaf26de4bdedab61c8aad5e5610697e59b65

    also seek the plastic bullet type projectile for the sub calibre Rock Gun

    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 Screenshot-1274

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    Post by Wolverine Thu Feb 02, 2023 5:50 pm

    I will have to dig out my other bag. It has a shoulder strap, whereas the one illustrated above seems as if it was meant to mount inside a vehicle or something like that. If I recall correctly, one or both of the bags still has original contents inside, but it has been a while since I looked at them.
    Wolverine
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    Post by Wolverine Tue Feb 07, 2023 10:48 am

    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 Blindi13
    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 Blindi14
    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 Blindi12
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    Post by Wolverine Tue Feb 07, 2023 10:49 am

    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 Blindi17
    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 Blindi16
    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 Blindi15
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    Post by Wolverine Tue Feb 07, 2023 10:49 am

    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 Blindi19
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    Post by Wolverine Tue Feb 07, 2023 10:50 am

    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 Blindi21
    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 P1080210
    Antarmike
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    Post by Antarmike Tue Feb 07, 2023 12:23 pm

    Wolverine wrote:Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 Blindi21
    Blindicide RL-100 / RL-101 P1080210

    Thank You.
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    Post by CollectinSteve Tue Feb 07, 2023 12:41 pm

    Now THAT is an impressive bit of obscure kit! Complete with all the little bits and bobs! Well done!

    Steve
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    Post by TennoHeikaNate Tue Feb 07, 2023 5:35 pm

    Awesome example Wolv! I've never even seen one of the bags, let alone all the accessories!
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    Post by Wolverine Tue Feb 07, 2023 8:13 pm

    It was a lucky find in a surplus shop - either in Belgium or NL, can't remember now.
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    Post by Kl1989 Fri Apr 28, 2023 12:43 am

    BGS adopted the Blindicide in early 1962 and it was withdrawn from service sometime after mid 80s. So the earliest photos with BGS are not earlier than 1962. Several veterans said they still trained on it briefly in 1984/85, but other veterans said it was already in mid 70s no longer part of training and either never saw one or only saw them in the armoury. Use after 60s seem to depend on unit, but they were at least still kept in storage.

    The rockets were carried in cardboard tubes marked PzAbwRak (or ÜbPzAbwRak for practice rounds) 101mm MECAR, etc. There was also a web carrier for 2 tubes, similar to the Energa rifle grenade carriers (but larger).

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