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    Chemical Warfare in Australia 1914 - 1945

    An excellent book for those interested in this type of topic.

    Available from the "War Book Shop" in Sydney, Australia.

    Website address: http://www.warbooks.com.au/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Investment View Post
    An excellent book for those interested in this type of topic.

    Available from the "War Book Shop" in Sydney, Australia.

    Website address: http://www.warbooks.com.au/
    Many thanks Investment for the plug. It was a pleasant surprise to find this post.

    There is a heavy emphasis on the technical aspects of chemical weapons, both UK, US and Japanese manufacture. I believe it is the most comphrensive in the open source literature and covers (with original photos);

    UK MANUFACTURE

    AIR FORCE MUNITIONS
    65-lb Light Case Bomb
    250-lb Light Case Bomb
    30-lb Light Case Bomb
    Smoke Curtain Installation (SCI) 250, 400 & 500 lbs
    500-lb A/c Light Case MK 2
    Chemical Special No. 6 Drum
    Storage Drums
    ARMY MUNITIONS
    25-lb Base Ejection Shell
    3-inch Mortar Bomb
    4.2-inch Mortar Bomb
    Jets A/T MK1
    5-inch U(P) Rocket
    6-lb Ground Bomb
    Chemical Mine
    NAVY MUNITIONS
    6-inch Shell
    8-inch Bursting Shell MK VIII
    4.7-inch Bursting Shell MK XII
    TRAINING ITEMS
    Chemical Mine, training MK 1
    DM Generators No. 20 and No. 21
    DM Ampoules
    Lachrymatory Generators No. 2 MK IV
    Capsules Lachrymatory MK I, II & MK III
    Projectors Chemical No. 13
    Bombs Spray 1 litre, MK 1, GMT (Gas training Mixture) 3D
    Livens Projector and Gas Cylinder
    Sets, Smelling War Gases
    Cylinders, CG

    US MUNITIONS

    1000-lb Aircraft T2
    75 mm Gun and Howitzer Shell
    105 mm Howitzer Shell
    155 mm Gun and Howitzer Shell
    M47 & M47A2 Aircraft Bomb
    M78 & M79 Aircraft Bomb
    Spray Tank, M10, M20, M33 & M40
    M1A2 Cylinder, Chemical Portable
    Chemical land-mine
    Candle
    Grenade, Hand M6
    Bulk mustard container, 1 ton

    JAP MUNITIONS

    TOXIC SMOKE GENERATORS (‘CANDLES’)
    TYPE 136A – DC/DA ACID GENERATOR
    TYPE 147A TOXIC SMOKE GENERATOR
    TYPE 163K – TOXIC SMOKE GENERATOR (OR TYPE 99 MEDIUM
    VOMITING GAS CANDLE)
    DC GENERATOR (LARGE TYPE)
    DC GENERATOR (SMALL TYPE)
    DA – ACID GENERATOR
    SELF-PROJECTING TOXIC SMOKE
    GENERATOR (‘CANDLES’)

    TYPE 167K – SELF-PROJECTING TOXIC SMOKE GENERATOR
    TYPE 1612K –SELF-PROJECTING TOXIC SMOKE GENERATOR
    TYPE 98 – SELF-PROJECTING TOXIC SMOKE GENERATOR
    TYPE 143A – SELF-PROJECTING TOXIC SMOKE GENERATOR
    TYPE 1411A – DC GENERATOR
    TEAR GAS (LACHRYMATORY) GENERATORS (‘CANDLES’)
    NAVAL TEAR GAS GENERATOR
    MARK A (SMALL TYPE)
    MARK A (LARGE TYPE)
    TYPE 89 MARK A (LARGE TYPE)
    TYPE 162K – LACHRYMATORY GENERATOR
    ARTILLERY GAS SHELL
    75 MM DC SHELL
    75 MM L SHELL
    75 MM HL SHELL
    75 MM PS/STANNIC CHLORIDE SHELL
    150 MM HCN SHELL
    155 MM HCN SHELL
    MORTAR GAS BOMBS
    90 MM
    100 MM
    SPRAY TANKS (AIRCRAFT)
    TYPE 94
    MINES GAS
    CYLINDERS GAS
    AIRCRAFT BOMBS
    TYPE 92 AND TYPE 97 – 50 KG HL CHEMICAL BOMB
    Type 100 – 50 kg Chemical Bomb
    PROJECTORS
    Small Type
    Large Type
    GAS HAND-GRENADES
    AC (HCN) GRENADES
    TYPE 172C-K & 172B-K
    CHIBI AC ‘TB’ GRENADE
    TYPE 92 DC GRENADE
    TEAR GAS GRENADE
    TYPE 89 MARK C
    MISCELLANEOUS GAS GRENADES
    BULK CONTAMINATION

    The purchase option are here;

    http://mustardgas.org/wheretobuy.htm

    Unfortunately to Europe/US the postage is a bit ugly as there are nearly 800 pages. If there was a Northern Hemisphere distributor...

    http://mustardgas.org/

    This recent development on the UK 250 lb phosgene (CG) found at Marrangaroo may be of interest;
    Base's phantom war reveals its secrets

    Marrangaroo Bombs

    All the best
    Geoff
    Sydney, Australia

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    Very good book lots of info very nice for your collection.
    Regards Madbomber

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

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    For anyone interested the second edition of the book is available worldwide and will be printed locally (no heavy postage costs!)

    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Chem.../9780987427908

    http://www.amazon.com/Chemical-Warfa...geoff+plunkett

    Best
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    For anyone interested the second edition of the book is available worldwide and will be printed locally (no heavy postage costs)

    Links are above

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    Highly recommended -
    All dug or live ordnance shown in my posts is under EOD control and has been or will be dealt with accordingly by EOD personnel

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    judt ordere it from Amazon $39.++ and shipping was only $3.89 looks good shold be a good addition to my library
    any live or dug ordnance shown in my posts was dealt with by EOD personell

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    Any chance someone with this book could help with details for the Smoke Curtain Installation 250 lb Mk IV? Mostly looking for length and diameter.

    I hate to purchase the whole book to research just one item... (sorry Geoff)

    Thanks in advance.

    Derek
    Last edited by derekbu; 14th August 2013 at 10:39 PM.

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    The length is approximately 1095mm, however the examples that i've measured, have all been field recovered and as such are rusted or deformed.
    I know someone who has a pristine example of one of these so will mail him for an accurate length.

    The diameter is 279mm

    For information these came in 250lb, 400lb, 500lb, 1000lb and 1700lb sizes, all with mustard fill.

    Cheers

    Pete

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    The exact measurements are as follows:

    Length with fairing - 1765mm

    Length without fairing - 1219mm

    Diameter - 304mm

    Fill - 60.4 Litres of Mustard

    Hope this helps

    Cheers

    Pete

 

 
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