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    2 new arrivals

    Here is a couple of items that came in the post today. On the left is a small US practice bomb, and on right is 11-66 dated dummy BDU. A bit out of my element here but I liked them (you know how it is)...Dano
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    I like them. It's nice to sometimes get stuff that you wouldn't normally collect. Who knows, could be your next big collection

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    Dano,

    If you haven't figured it out already, the fuze will unscrew from your submunition showing it to be hollow inside. Also, you can unscrew the screw in the middle of the fins in back, which will relax the spring plate that is holding the fins open, so you can fold them back in closed position.

    The Viet Cong would make them into boobytraps by removing the fins from the unexploded ones that would catch in the trees, and stick the bomblet in a suspended tin can, with a tripwire across a trail connected to the bottom of the can. When the tripwire was pulled, the submunition would fall out so the fuze end hit the ground and detonated.
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    hi dano
    whats the practice bomb u got

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    An-mk 43

    Hi Tom, It is a U.S. AN-MK 43 practice bomb, said to have same trajectory as 100lb bomb, and had a shotgun shell type spotting charge. and Hazord, thanks for that interesting bit of information on the dummy BDU. Mucho appreciated.......Dano
    Last edited by dano1917; 10th October 2009 at 05:34 PM.

 

 

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