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#16 exat808

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:28 PM

After clearing with my colleagues we can now show one of our final recent acquisitions. One half of a pair of inert 1000lb MK83 aircraft bombs. Acquired as training aids etc as per the rockets above.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:36 PM

How heavy is that thing now it's inert ?! I may have a stick for it

Edited by dr thrust, 05 September 2012 - 07:37 PM.


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Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:41 PM

How heavy is that thing now it's inert ?! I may have a stick for it



500kg. It weighs as much as the live version. It took a great deal of cursing and swearing to get these unloaded and placed into store.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:09 PM

Looking on Wikipedia

This bomb is most typically used by the United States Navy.

According to a test report conducted by the United States Navy's Weapon System Explosives Safety Review Board (WSESRB)
established in the wake of the tragic 1967 USS Forrestal fire,

the cooking off time for a Mk 83 is approximately 8 minutes 40 seconds.
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:33 PM

Looking on Wikipedia

This bomb is most typically used by the United States Navy.

According to a test report conducted by the United States Navy's Weapon System Explosives Safety Review Board (WSESRB)
established in the wake of the tragic 1967 USS Forrestal fire,

the cooking off time for a Mk 83 is approximately 8 minutes 40 seconds.


Ours came from UK military contractors. Hopefully will never cook off as they are inert. Just wondering sometimes though..what the heck do we want them for ? But then the answer comes back...because we can!
Seriously though, all the goodies in this thread will be used for training purposes and perhaps the occasional static display. Thanks for the interest.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:33 AM

I am trying to imagine the conversation that would have been had with your local bobby on his beat if he'd seen you unloading the Maverick :P

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:43 PM

thought you might like this danny,

Edited by dr thrust, 11 September 2012 - 09:44 PM.





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