Original Japanese WWII USGI Captured Type 2 1/3 kg HEAT Cluster Bomb Sub Munition dated 1945 - Inert

Item Description

Original Items: Only One Available. This is a genuine Japanese late World War II Type 3 1/2 kg HEAT (High Explosive Anti-Tank) Cluster Bomb sub munition. When the bomb was dropped, it would then burst, releasing these "bomblets", which would spread out, increasing the area of effect. It features original paint with a yellow band on the body, as well as arsenal markings. The Sub Munition is inert and can never be used as a weapon or for its original intended purpose, therefore complies with BATF guidelines governing ordnance.

This submunition was developed from the Japanese shaped charge rifle grenade, which was itself widely believed to be a near-identical copy of the German Gewehr Panzergranate. This is a typical example of this submunition, which would vary slightly depending on date and manufacturer.

The bomblet measures 1 1/2 inches (40mm) wide 10 inches in overall height, and still retains the arming cup/vane for the wind activated screw safety, which activated the base detonating fuze. Unfortunately the "cups" are only soldered onto the hub, and only one of the three remains. The warhead still unscrews, so the interior can be inspected.

This example was USGI captured during WWII, and marked OKINAWA / April '45 on the side. The paint on the warhead and fins was most likely redone at this time.

A very nice example of the the rare Type 2 1/3 kg Cluster Bomb Munition, captured by a USGI and brought back to the United States, ready to display!

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