Derzhatel Aviatsionnyh Granat, Aircraft Grenade Holder. This weapon was fitted in the rear fuselage of some Soviet bombers and attackers (Il-2, Il-10, Pe-2 to discourage the fighter attacks from the blind spot behind the tail.
DAG-10 held ten grenades and could be operated by ether gunner or pilot. Grenades were equipped with small automatic parachutes and set to explode in 3sec (or about 100m behind the plane) right in the path of pursuing fighters.
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