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My Lovely Butterfly Bomb.

Article about: My Butterfly bomb basking in a tree - Liverpool 2014. Compare with a original picture taken during the war. I've got three or four of these with different wings, just love 'em Nasty chaps th

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    My Butterfly bomb basking in a tree - Liverpool 2014.

    Compare with a original picture taken during the war.

    I've got three or four of these with different wings, just love 'em

    Nasty chaps these Butterfly Bombs.

    These bombs couldn't be disarmed, they had to blown up in situ.



    A piece of rope was used to pull/drag them, setting them off.

    You had to leave them for at least 30 mins, in case it had a time delay fuse.

    TOTALLY SAFE & FREE FROM EXPLOSIVES
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    Look how the colours blend in with the garden greenery..

    I'm not sure how this one survived?

    Possibly a restoration project.
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    Nice complete thing and I believe these go for a fair bit in such good condition. I would say its been repainted. I could be wrong but I think the yellow would have been a bit darker as the intention was that during the summer months these would blend in with a field of corn or whatever to make them even more treacherous.

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    It's in a lovely condition, quite heavy too.

    The "Wings" came in different shapes and sizes.
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    v/nice one.

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    Very neat.. First time I've seen one. So who used/dropped these?

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Quote by AZPhil View Post
    Very neat.. First time I've seen one. So who used/dropped these?

    Semper Fi
    Phil
    Have a look here, Phil:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_Bomb


    And now for a public service announcement:




    Also of interest is this training film on the U.S. copy:


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    Looks great! Where did you get this one from?

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    Here is a set of wings in original yellow paint and a set in original green paint.

    Steve
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    I think it from North Wales?? if I remember correctly - not sure really.

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