What is it??????????????

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by greyhawk50, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    I believe that I already have the answer.
    Just want to know what ya'll think.
    There is a Builder's Square in the picture for size reference.
     

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  2. Hyphenated

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    Looks like a practice bomb used by the Air Force from the late 60's early 70's.
     

  3. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    BINGO
    Below is the text from where I posted it on another forum. The member was retired military. I had no clue what it was until this reply appeared. An extensive search on the web had came up empty.
    My son found it in the woods while hunting here in Ohio. We don't have a clue how it got there. He was in the process of moving to anouther home and was going to haul it to the scrap yard with a bunch of other scrap. I seen it and said "no way". so I brought it home as a conversation piece that hangs in my work shop.

    {Actually guys it is what is called a practice shape, and was used for bombing practice for the A-4 and A-7 type aircraft that I know of and could have been used by others.
    It had a small smoke cartridge in the nose, so that when it hit the ground the chase plane could see where the shape hit in reference to the intended target and they are not at all that dangerous.}
     
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  4. tahoe2

    tahoe2 Well-Known Member

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    Greyhawk; that is "So Cool" !!
    Growing up in Southern California in the 70's we hunted jack rabbits and coyotes in the Mojave Desert. We found several 50 cal BMG and 20mm Cannon empty brass & slugs over the years , turned out it was an old "military live fire maneuvers " range from WWII. Sadly I don't have any of them anymore
     
  5. Hyphenated

    Hyphenated Well-Known Member

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    Do I win anything???
     
  6. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    :D..........
     
  7. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    My respect - but you already have that.
    Other than that, what do you need? I'll check to see if it's on my pay-it-forward list. ;)
    I figured that with the number of military members on here, it wouldn't take long to get a response.
     
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  8. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Whatcha gonna do with it...!?
     
  9. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    Im sure there are a few Politicians that he wants to tell them what to do with it. :D
     
  10. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    I really don't know?? For now, it just hangs in the work shop as a conversation piece. Several friends have commented on how unique it is but nobody has offered any serious money for the thing. :eek: It's not like everyone has one hanging around.
    Obviously my son doesn't want it. Don't know about my daughter or her husband. It has no sentimental value to me and will most likely sell at auction with all my tools and stuff when I'm dead??
    Any suggestions????
     
  11. Hyphenated

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    Just kidding Greyhawk I don't need anything I'm already a winner. Well at least that's what my wife tells me. I wonder why it always sounds so sarcastic when she says it..."You're a real winner"....Hmmm :confused:
     
  12. R.Ph. 380

    R.Ph. 380 Well-Known Member

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    Well, at least she distinguishes between you and the fake winners.......................
     
  13. duster066

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    No because you are wrong. They used them in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. And I'll bet I'm wrong cause they probably still use them. On the F-111 we used two. The blues ones, like the one you have, were used to simulate gravity dumb bombs. There are orange ones too. They have a large flat leading edge and were used to simulate high drag bombs like the parachute retarded B61 nuke we stood alert with. Cool find. In Idaho there was an Army artillery range about 20 miles from the base. We used to sneak out there and look for treasures. Lots of wild projectiles, but the neatest thing we ever found was the chutes used on flairs. Pretty boring actually.
     
  14. Hyphenated

    Hyphenated Well-Known Member

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    Well I don't know what they used in the 80's, 90's or even today for that matter. I have been a civilian since 1975. :D