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    The Arming Switch. Irish terror cells traditionally use an assembly-line method to manufacture bombs, timers, and mortars, so authorities fear there are at least a couple of other working devices out there ready for use. Images of potential devices were obtained exclusively by ABC News.
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    A complicated timing device allows the device to be fired remotely, or self-destruct if it fails to launch.
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    The mortar tube is plastic, and the bombmaker has used the gas cylinder from a car airbag as the propellant. Earlier models required the mortar to be within 30 to 40 yards of the barracks or police station.
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    A fully assembled and ready-to-fire mortar seized by British authorities is capable of hurling an explosive charge weighing more than 40 pounds over the wall of a reinforced military barracks or police station from a distance of more than 300 yards.
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