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RAF Plastic/bakelite practice bomb

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    I assume this is a bakelite/plastic practice loading 3in mortar bomb but perhaps others will know better as Ordnance of any sort is not something I know much about. I bought it in a local antiques market and it was labeled as a mortar bomb dated 1944 but I can't find a date on it anywhere.

    As always, thanks for any help given.
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    Last edited by Jerry B; 10-21-2014 at 09:07 PM.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Looks like an 8 1/2 lb RAF practice bomb. Made of Bakelite it would have originally had tin plate fins and the body filled with lead shot for weight and the tail filled with a smoke composition that ignited upon impact with the ground.
    Cheers Gary

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    Quote by hangarman View Post
    Looks like an 8 1/2 lb RAF practice bomb. Made of Bakelite it would have originally had tin plate fins and the body filled with lead shot for weight and the tail filled with a smoke composition that ignited upon impact with the ground.
    Cheers Gary
    Thanks Gary, a RAF practice bomb, brilliant, much appreciated. I suspect it might have been found on the coast as it has traces of barnacles inside it.

    Any idea of date?
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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