Please help identify round

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Please help identify round

Post by RAS1 » Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:00 am

This is about 44" long, approx 8" diameter.

The weird part is the threaded holes on the side. I'm wondering if it is even an artillery round? Has multiple small holes on bottom edge, with threads.

Let me know your thoughts
Dave
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Re: Please help identify round

Post by GUNNUT in Iowa » Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:03 am

Aerial bomb?

Size?
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Re: Please help identify round

Post by RAS1 » Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:16 am

The size is 44" long and 8" diameter

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Re: Please help identify round

Post by armament » Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:41 pm

It is a stripped Mk81 250-lb bomb body. Threaded holes on sides are for suspension lugs. Threaded hole on front is for fuze adapter. Ring on rear is for attaching various fin assemblies (conical slick, retarder, paveway, etc). Would be interested in buying, if you're interested in selling.

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Re: Please help identify round

Post by RAS1 » Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:54 pm

Well, THANK YOU! Nice work on the ID. I was wondering if the side mounts were for aircraft, but I couldn't believe it, as this thing is so dang heavy.

Sorry my friend, not really for sale. I have a store that is like a museum, I put the cool stuff on display.

I would possibly be willing to trade for something cool

OR

I would like to buy fins and a nose cone. (I have lifting lugs)

Thanks!
Dave
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