Original U.S. Cold War Era Inert 250 Pound M-124 Practice Bomb - Original Paint & Markings
Original Item: Only One Available. This bomb is totally inert and deactivated following guidelines provided by the ATF. This example is offered in excellent condition, still in the original blue color used by the U.S. Military for inert ordnance. The original stenciled markings are still clear, both with dates of 8 - 56, right during the early cold war. It cannot be converted to an explosive device and is not available for export.
The example is void of any internal weighted filling, however it still weighs a substantial 58 lbs as is. We have not disassembled the practice bomb to inspect the interior, so we cannot confirm that the inner tube is present. We did however unscrew the front cap, and can see the tube there, so it may be intact. A really lovely example!
This bomb is an air dropped, impact initiated, signal generating practice bomb used to train aircrews.
Practice bomb M124 has a streamlined body equipped with a conical tail fin to provide good aerodynamic stability when dropped from high speed aircraft. This bomb is carried on internal racks in bombardment aircraft operating at high speed and/or high altitude. It is not authorized for external carriage. It is shipped and stored empty, but is filled with an inert filler consisting of 156 pounds of gravel and 35.1 pounds of concrete sand immediately prior to use. Normally, complete rounds are assembled as they are used.
The internal design of the bomb includes a small, hollow steel tube which runs lengthwise through the center of the bomb. It extends from the fuze well in the nose to the closing-cap adapter at the aft end. The tube is closed at the aft end with a cork or polyethylene shipping plug. This tube carries the primacord igniter from the nose fuze well back to the spotting charge in the tail fin when the bomb is assembled for use.
The example is void of any internal weighted filling, and we have not disassembled the practice bomb to inspect the interior, we cannot confirm that the inner tube is present. The top of the bomb is equipped with an inert AN-M110A1 Nose Impact Fuse.
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Totally inert, cannot be converted to an explosive device, not available for export. This item is completely legal within the USA. International Military Antiques, Inc observes all Federal, State and Local laws. Everything for sale on ima-usa.com is completely legal to own, trade, transport and sell within the United States of America.
All deactivated ordnance sold by IMA, Inc is engineered to be inoperable according to guidelines provided by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF).
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