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    XM-141 submunition wanted

    Good evening,

    - I am interested to know what type of submunition the XM141 is?
    - What is it dispensed from?
    - How does it work (fuzing system)?
    - What are it's dimensions?
    - Has anybody got a cutaway drawing?
    - Has anybody got one for trade?

    Thanks in advance,
    Regards, DJH

    (picture borrowed from the 'Big Ordnance' website.)
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    Hey DJ,
    the 141 was a developmental piece, used in a competition "shoot-off" to see who would be awarded a Government contract for what eventually became the M42/M46/M77/M80 submunitions series. There are a few different sizes and variations, the best collection to view is in the military museum at White Sands Missile Range, where many of them were tested. I don't recall ever seeing a document on them, though there may be something buried on DTIC somewhere. There have never been a lot of these around, I have not seen one available for several years.
    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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    Hi US -Subs, thanks for the fast reply. So this is the predescessor of the M42/M46 series? Interesting.
    About obtaining one: not asking is no chance of getting one. Throughout the years I have obtained a number of Submunitions that were told to me to be unobtainable. A bit of luck will help sometimes.
    I can remembe seeing pictures of a US collectors meeting somewhere in the USA where they were offered.

    Regards, DJH

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    Not exactly a predecessor, a competing design. Good luck.
    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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    Bump......
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    -8,8cm D (drahtsperre)

 

 

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