Hi, can you possibly help me to identify this object? It was found a couple of years ago on a beach at the foot of cliffs at Longues-sur-mer, Normandy,France.
I approached museums in the area, but couldnt get anyone to identify it or to take it off my hands, so im trying to satisfy my curriosity.
I have contacted a few aviation groups as well as archeological groups since getting home and have so far been told that it could be the nose cone from a drop tank or maybe a bomb, but would either of these been riveted so heavily?
I have included some scale to the picture, which isnt the best of quality below.
The slabs on wich the picture has been taken ive measured to be 550mm
Starting at the front of the cone, the depressed circle at the very end has a 40mm diameter. Each of the raised paterns around this are 50mm wide.
Each rivet is 15mm diameter, there are 19 rivets in total. The radius of the cone behind the rivet line is 625mm.
The diameter across the rear is an estimated 720mm, as only one side has survived.
Finally from nose to tail measures 680mm
I will try and get some better pictures if it would help?