Original U.S. WWI Mark III Aerial / Incendiary Bomb

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Original item: Only One Available. This is an American Great War Mark III Incendiary Aerial bomb that measures approximately 38" in length and 5" in diameter. It is completely inert and is in compliance with the current BATF guidelines on Ordnance. Not Available For Export.

This example is offered in wonderful condition and as it is empty weighs about 20 lbs. It makes a fantastic memento of a biplane pilot's time at war and well preserved for the past 100 years. This particular example features complete fin assemblies, original nose cap which still unscrews freely with ease, and a great amount of original factory ordnance green paint on the exterior. This is by far one of the nicest condition WWI Aerial Bombs we have had the pleasure of offering!

Aerial drop bombs are divided into classes according to the use for which they are intended. There are three general types, viz, high-capacity (demolition), fragmentation, and incendiary, all of which have been designed and equipped to meet the requirements abroad. Changes are constantly being made in details, such as the method of suspension, to make possible the use of the bombs in new release mechanisms and planes.

High-capacity drop bombs, so called because of the large ratio of the weight of the explosive to the weight of the casing, are used for general demolition purposes. The targets engaged include fortified positions, railroad terminals and lines, heavy structures of all kinds, supply depots, ammunition dumps, etc.

Fragmentation bombs are used against personnel, such as troops in the field or on the march, or wherever the protection afforded is slight. These bombs carry a relatively small charge of explosive in a heavy steel casing and depend for their effect on the fragmentation of this casing.

Incendiary bombs are used for incendiary purposes against ammunition dumps, aerodromes, grain fields, etc. There are two types, the scatter and the intensive. Dummy drop bombs were used for instructional purposes.

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