What is it please ?

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What is it please ?

Post by julien54 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:22 am

Hello
Found this in a river in France. It is painted olive drab and looks like a vehicule part. Do you knox what is it ?
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Post by Gordon_M » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:02 am

I have no idea about the part, but I do have one suggestion.

Heat up those threaded lock screws and unscrew them and measure the thread diameter, thread pitch, and thread crest angle.

If they are Whitworth it will be British or Canadian, UNC or UNF American, Metric German.
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Post by Silly's MB » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:44 am

I think it may be American with an Ordnance Drawing number, the B prefix would suggest the second smallest paper. (12"x20")
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Post by Redmec » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:32 pm

That appears to be the "Bracket, wedge, with 2 thumbscrews each..." for an M5 Bomb trailer. They were used as spacers on the channels when transporting bombs on the M5 bomb trailer. I took that quote directly from the tech manual (Bomb Trailer M5 TM 9-760).

I have been looking for one for years for my trailer! Great find!

PM me if you are considering parting with it.

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Post by Redmec » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:07 am

I went searching through some pictures which confirmed my original post. It is a "Bracket, wedge, with 2 thumbscrews each..." off an M5 bomb trailer. I am 100% sure. Again great find!!!


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Post by Rustman » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:53 am

Would you imagine that! This place is like OK Cupid or WW2 parts! Amazing how that was identified.

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Post by Silly's MB » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:11 pm

Redmec wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:32 pm
That appears to be the "Bracket, wedge, with 2 thumbscrews each..." for an M5 Bomb trailer. They were used as spacers on the channels when transporting bombs on the M5 bomb trailer. I took that quote directly from the tech manual (Bomb Trailer M5 TM 9-760).

I have been looking for one for years for my trailer! Great find!

PM me if you are considering parting with it.
Now you have found one you need the other fourteen :lol:
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Post by retro-roco » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:15 pm

Having one means they can be reproduced accurately. Imagine how may of the bomb trailers in the world don't have any...
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Post by Silly's MB » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:16 pm

Your right, they could easily be re-cast using that as a model.
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Post by retro-roco » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:42 am

Looks like it would benefit from a long soak in a molasses bath!
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Post by mudbox » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:57 am

Electrolysis would be quicker and would probably work better. What a cool find.

Looks like I need to go 'fishing' more often. :lol:

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Post by W. Winget » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:49 am

Have to wonder where the rest of the Bomb Trailer (and maybe Bombs) are at...maybe in the same river, possibly rolled in intact or straffed and trailer destroyed with the part flying off a few hundred yards into the river...
Fun to speculate.
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Re: What is it please ?

Post by julien54 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:43 am

I am pretty sure the rest of the bomb trailer is not there. This river is 10 yards away from a ww2 US base in Eastern France.
They threw the junk of the camp in the water at the end of the war.
There is not that much water (2 meters) but the flow of the water is pretty high and there is "holes" on the ground which makes it pretty dangerous when swimming alone.
I'll go check in the summer when the water is lower.

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