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    Deformed butterfly bomb wings.

    A couple of queries here.
    Attached are some close up photos of the wings of a butterfly bomb. Parts of the wings are flattened.
    This is the second set I've had that are damaged in exactly the same way.
    Is it caused but the bomb going off or when it impacts the ground?
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    What's the best way of straightening them, or is it best left well alone?
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    I think our man Phil could help you out with ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SG500 View Post
    A couple of queries here.
    Attached are some close up photos of the wings of a butterfly bomb. Parts of the wings are flattened.
    This is the second set I've had that are damaged in exactly the same way.
    Is it caused but the bomb going off or when it impacts the ground?
    Also
    What's the best way of straightening them, or is it best left well alone?
    Dave.
    Hi Dave
    Most of the damaged happened by the wings opening up and flatening out on each other.
    They just simply colide with such force and get sqaushed in the same places.

    I have several drifts that have been altered to re shape most of the ribbing
    on the wings,i was going to say dollys but that may be mis read

    Time and plenty of tapping would get that lot out.

    Best phil

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    OK I'll tap away now I know the wings will take it, thanks Phil.

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    Dave,

    You have posed an interesting question. Not being able to see the complete assembly, it is hard to guess. One theory would be that if they were deformed by detonation, the concussion of the blast would blow them towards each other, slapping them together. If that was the case, I would also expect them to have holes through them from fragments, but I have no data regarding how an SD2 body fragments. I would also wonder why the detonation woulcxzasdfgfdsad not tear them loose from their hinge points and ruin the springs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HAZORD View Post
    Dave,

    You have posed an interesting question. Not being able to see the complete assembly, it is hard to guess. One theory would be that if they were deformed by detonation, the concussion of the blast would blow them towards each other, slapping them together. If that was the case, I would also expect them to have holes through them from fragments, but I have no data regarding how an SD2 body fragments. I would also wonder why the detonation woulcxzasdfgfdsad not tear them loose from their hinge points and ruin the springs.
    Hi John, no there's no holes in the wings, they're just flattened.
    I suppose if the wings are open anyway then the blast would just open them further blowing them into each other, pure speculation though.........has anyone out there got any footage of a butterfly bomb expolding in slow motion? Don't suppose so, perhaps one of you EOD guys would oblige (not with one of mine though!).
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    Dave, any chance of a photo of the complete wing unit, as like Hazord as already mentioned it is difficult to assess from the close up shots.
    From what you have posted they look in quite good condition the only damage being, as you say, done at the time. Personally I might be tempted to leave them be, unless you suspect the damage was done later in its life. The full wing shots to show the the extent of the damage would be good.
    As everything though, at the end of the day it is personal choice.
    cheers
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    Open wings

    Photos of wings as requested.
    These'll be getting some cleaning treatment sometime over the next week or so.
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    Closed wings

    Some more - closed plus a one of the stampings.
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    Dave
    Having seen the full picture now, I personally would leave them be. They have original paint on them and with a clean would look very nice indeed. Battle damage is good!!! I'd give them a home in my collection any day!!

    Cheers Kev

 

 
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