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    2.75 Inch U.S. Rocket Service Warhead Lettering for M151 and M229 HE Warheads

    One of our members(opus5150), was having stencils made for his warheads. I appreciate correct lettering, so I took photos of two warheads that had been inerted.

    The lettering on the M229 WH has 1/4 inch high letters, 3/32 inch between rows, 1 inch from the bottom. Ink path is 1/32 inch wide.

    The lettering on the M151 WH has 1/4 inch high letters, 1/8 inch between rows, 1-1/8 inch from the bottom. Ink path is 1/16 inch wide.

    The square box above M151 is the eagle holding arrows.

    Last photo is of different fuze colors. The 4 leftmost fuzes have their color anodized on.
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    Last edited by HAZORD; 20th July 2020 at 07:06 AM.
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    Very nice pictures. LOP is Louisiana AAP, PDF must be point detonating fuze.

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    I believe that type of marking (also seen on bombs and other munitions) was applied with a "rubber stamp" type roller at the factory. Which is why there are no breaks in the characters as would be the case with a normal stencil. But I've been wrong before

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    Yes, exactly what you said, unbroken letters are done with rubber letters that the ordnance is rolled over.
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