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Waffenamt

Here is a recent acquisition,shown on the facebook forum but i will be posting more in here now to get things moving.

Restored by my old friend Phil.

Eventually came to me in a trade up,im very happy with the item.

Used before a raid to light up the target by the pathfinders i would have thought?

 

 

Came with the original type 9 fuze.

I added the tailfins.

Concrete filling in the nose,the body is a thin walled tin composition.

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Bloody hell, thats taking the pee, the thing drops, goes of and takes a photo of you ducking for cover all at the same time, those German Bomber crews were crafty buggers🙄

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My mate paid 300 Euro for it around 8 years ago?  I found the tail unit seperate in parts at a show and had them welded together.  Its the original fuze that came with it as well. They are out there but quite rare.

 

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Late to the party, but here's my 'Blitzlicht' bomb. Not in quite such good condition having gone off.

I've read they were used when taking night-time reconnaissance photos. When they went off, they apparently produced 60,000,000 candle power for 5 seconds. No wonder there's no paint left on it!

Quite a firework! 

 

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