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    Looking for M47 info

    I am looking for info on the M47 series of bomb casings.
    I am looking for the color(s) they were painted; The stenciling put on the casings right before or after they are loaded; The fuze types used with the casing.
    Jeff (US-SUB) has been of great help and figured you folks might be able to add to the information I am gathering.
    I am having M47's reproduced for the restoration of a B-25J that will memorialize a 488th Bomb squadron B-25 8Z that was shot down on a Flak Suppression flight.
    She was loaded with 22 M47's and chaff.
    Warbirds of Glory Museum is restoring the B-25.
    Not having much luck posting pictures.. Will try again..
    Lost the first and second attempt at posting this thread.
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    The fuzes used with the M47 are the M108, M126 and for aerial burst the M111A2.
    I have not seen a M108 fuze and hope someone has one to share photos of.
    If I am able to pick one up for our display it would be appreciated.
    I have a M111A2 fuze and have drawn it up in CAD and will reproduce them if we cannot find original M111A2's for the display.
    The folks making the M47 reproductions for us have a M126 fuze and will be reproducing the M126
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    Quote Originally Posted by M 2 Cletrac View Post
    The fuzes used with the M47 are the M108, M126 and for aerial burst the M111A2.
    I have not seen a M108 fuze and hope someone has one to share photos of.
    If I am able to pick one up for our display it would be appreciated.
    I have a M111A2 fuze and have drawn it up in CAD and will reproduce them if we cannot find original M111A2's for the display.
    The folks making the M47 reproductions for us have a M126 fuze and will be reproducing the M126
    All I have about M108 fuze


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    There is a longer description of the fuse in TM 9-1980.
    The bomb (several versions) is described in TM 3-400, OP 1050, Ordnance field guide vol. II and OP 1664

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    Can you supply links to the OP 1050 and 1664? I cannot find them goggling.
    Thanks for the help

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    M108

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    All Items of Live Ordnance posted by me have been disposed of by EOD.

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    Can you supply links to the OP 1050 and 1664? I cannot find them goggling.
    OP 1664 US Explosive Ordnance here : http://bulletpicker.com/pdf/OP%20166...Volume%201.pdf and http://bulletpicker.com/pdf/OP%20166...Volume%202.pdf
    OP 1050 Aircraft Smoke Bombs here : http://www.lexpev.nl/manuals/unitedstates.html
    amongst many other books. EXPLORE !

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    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by military EOD personnel .



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    This item is also interesting.
    About how much do inert models cost?
    Who can educate us on when the casings were last manufactured? I believe they were filled at Rocky Mountain and Pine Bluff.
    Saw use in Korea and Southeast Asia last.
    Any information appreciated. Feel free to PM.

 

 

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