Fighter 9

Nail car bomb.

"This is your classic old nail bomb. The simpler they are, the more effective they are."

- Peter Crowe IRA authority

A Nail Bomb is a homemade explosive device that uses nails as shrapnel. It was the special weapon of the Irish Republican Army.


Because the weapon is custom-made, it's size, materials, and explosive power varies from one bomb to another. As its name implies, it consists primarily of an explosive, such as Semtex, and copious amounts of nails or other metallic objects for fragmentation and shrapnel (the pipe of a pipebomb also becomes shrapnel). Throughout the episode, various versions were shown, from pipe bombs to remote charges.


  • First used: 1918
  • Length: Custom
  • Weight: Custom
  • Nails, explosive, detonator
  • Detonation: Timer or remote


The Nail Bomb is an anti-personnel weapon, designed to inflict maximum damage where and whenever one is detonated. Because of the high amount of damage it can inflict, the weapon is a favorite of suicide bombers. The Nail Bomb is also relatively cheap and easy to make, with the primary components available at any hardware store. In Deadliest Warrior, it is shown to be detonated via remote control.

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