Original U.S. Cold War INERT MK106 MOD 1 Practice Bomb - MK 82 Training Bomb
Original Item: Only One Available. Totally inert and demilitarized according to BATF guidelines with hollow body and deactivated propulsive charge. This MK 106 round cannot be converted to an explosive device, it is just a trainer.
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The Mk 106 is a 2.27 kilogram practice bomb used for training purposes as a low-cost low-risk alternative to live munitions. The MK-106 is used to simulate the MK 82 in high drag configuration. Practice bomb Mk 106 Mod 1 is a thin cased, cylindrical bomb. It is composed of a bomb body assembly, a practice bomb signal Mk 4 Mod 3, and a modified fuze assembly M173.
This bomb is designed for low altitude drops. Modified fuze assembly M173, consisting of an adapter and the fuze M173 less booster, is installed in the nose of the bomb. The fuze is fully armed by anemometer vanes after completing 220 feet of air travel. When the bomb impacts the target, the fuze functions and causes instantaneous detonation of the signal, MK4 Mod 3. Smoke produced from the detonated signal is discharged rearward through an inner cylinder in the bomb body.
This example is in the correct orange color with white markings.
LOT NO. ABB88B002
The condition is very nice, considering the purpose of this trainer. It shows signs of minimal use.
A truly wonderful example that would make for an impressive display piece. Comes ready to be added to your inert Ordnance collections!
The Mark 82 (Mk 82) is an unguided, low-drag general-purpose bomb, part of the United States Mark 80 series. The explosive filling is usually tritonal, though other compositions have sometimes been used.
With a nominal weight of 500 lb (227 kg), it is one of the smallest in current service, and one of the most common air-dropped weapons in the world. Although the Mk 82's nominal weight is 500 lb (227 kg), its actual weight varies depending on its configuration, from 510 lb (232 kg) to 570 lb (259 kg). It is a streamlined steel casing containing 192 lb (89 kg) of Tritonal high explosive. The Mk 82 is offered with a variety of fin kits, fuzes, and retarders for different purposes.
The Mk 82 is the warhead for the GBU-12 laser-guided bombs and for the GBU-38 JDAM.
Currently only the General Dynamics plant in Garland, Texas and Nitro-Chem in Bydgoszcz, Poland are Department of Defense-certified to manufacture bombs for the US Armed Forces.
The Mk 82 is currently undergoing a minor redesign to allow it to meet the insensitive munitions requirements set by Congress.
According to a test report conducted by the United States Navy's Weapon System Explosives Safety Review Board established in the wake of the 1967 USS Forrestal fire, the cooking off time for a Mk 82 is approximately 2 minutes 30 seconds.
More than 4,500 GBU-12/Mk 82 laser-guided bombs were dropped on Iraq during the Persian Gulf War. France requested 1,200 Mk 82s in 2010 to Société des Ateliers Mécaniques de Pont-sur-Sambre (SAMP) , which builds Mk 82s under license. Saudi Arabia requested 8,000 Mk 82s in 2015, along with guidance kits and other weapons.
In low-level bombing, it is possible for the delivering aircraft to sustain damage from the blast and fragmentation effects of its own munitions since the aircraft and ordnance arrive at the target almost simultaneously. To address this issue, the standard Mk 82 General-Purpose bomb can be fitted with a special high-drag tail fin unit. In this configuration, it is referred to as the Mk 82 Snake Eye.
The tail unit has four folded fins which spring open into a cruciform shape when the bomb is released. The fins increase the drag of the bomb, slowing its forward progress and allowing the delivery aircraft to safely pass over the target before the bomb explodes.
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