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pair of blu's

paul the grenade

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Heres a pair of BLU bomblets i used to have in my collection. I originally thought they were grenades till some one told me they were blu's.:tinysmile_cry_t4:
Not to sure of the exact names though.


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The same bodies were used for a number of different submunitions. The designation was dependent on the specific combination of body style, fuzing utilised, and fin design. Originally the bomblet body would have been covered in a plastic "skin". Your submunition bodies would could have been used as one of the BLU-24, BLU-66 or BLU-40 series. Here is a photo of some complete items, only one with the skin remaining.


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The North Vietnamese/Vietcong also turned them into stake mines.