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    US made butterfly bomb

    Nice body from post war US made butterfly bomb. Found on military show in Italien
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    Thats in great condition by the looks of it. you can tell the difference from the German and American drouges by looking at on the American version it has no external lugs and is held closed by a spring clip.
    Steve

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    Are the easy to get hold of these days than the German WW2 one's.

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    Im curious to know how the early versions of this were painted and marked.Any one have info?

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    Hi lou,
    Im sure they were green and marked M48?? Ive to go out shortly but im sure one of the boys will sort you out the info?

    best

    waff

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    The one i have here is a practice version and is painted Black all over , with white stencelling on the end.
    Steve

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    These M83 are painted Olive Drab with a yellow band around it
    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzeman View Post
    These M83 are painted Olive Drab with a yellow band around it
    Steve
    Im currently in working on getting one for my collection.I think it will need a repaint so knowing how wide the yellow band is would help,and if the band is only on the warhead or on the wings too?

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    Hi Lou
    On both the drouges and the bomb body as for width i cannot find out anything on the size , will see if i have a picture of an M83 that was sold 2 years ago at Beltring
    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzeman View Post
    Hi Lou
    On both the drouges and the bomb body as for width i cannot find out anything on the size , will see if i have a picture of an M83 that was sold 2 years ago at Beltring
    Steve
    Thank you sir.Id also like to know if its easy or even possible to find a fuse and booster cup for the M83?

 

 
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