Size: 24.7 x 11.7 x 8.9mm
The Snake Launcher consisted of sections of 3" pipe filled with explosive to extend and then detonate across a minefield. The concept is similar to the bangalore torpedo but snake is much larger - Snake pipes run the length of the AVRE vehicle with multiple pipes carried on the trackguards of modified AVREs. Once assembled together into longer lengths, Snake could be towed by the AVRE into position, and then pushed across a minefield. A shaped end was created for the Snake to prevent it digging into the ground when pushed. Detonation destroyed the mines along the length of the pipe, forming a large path across the minefield.