What is a Molotov cocktail?

What is a Molotov cocktail?

A quick, dirty bomb

A Molotov cocktail is usually just a bottle which contains petrol or some other flamable liquid.

A rag or piece of cloth is stuffed in the neck of the open bottle.


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It is lit and the bottle is thrown.

When the bottle smashes, the liquid goes everywhere, spreading fire with it.

It gets its name from the Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov.

 

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