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Posted 10 months ago

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Jono
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Here is a missile nose cone that I've had since the 70s. I have no clue as to what this ordinance was used by... Jet, helicopter, etc. Maybe somebody can help with that. One of the pictures shows a wire on the inside of the tip.

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  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 10 months ago
    interesting !!!!!!!! Happy Holidays Jono!!
  2. Jono Jono, 10 months ago
    Thank you Sean. Merry Christmas my friend!
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 months ago
    This would be for a shaped charge which principle requires that the charge fire at a short distance from the armor, etc.. The wires would be to close the circuit to the ignition cap & charge when the tip hit. This is a really early version.
  4. Jono Jono, 10 months ago
    Do you have any idea about what year these were in use blunderbuss?
  5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 months ago
    Hey, I'm no student of this sort of thing. The locking slots to fit the charge would indicate very early. We know pre late 70's from you. I could only guess, maybe 50's-60's. A length would help. It certainly isn't artillery, so must be for a low velocity projectile that may be shoulder/hand fired. maybe a bazooka it it is only 4-6" long. There are surely people here who are better qualified than me.
  6. Jono Jono, 10 months ago
    It's 20 inches in length and 6 inches across at the locking slots.
  7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 months ago
    WOW! I kept trying to imagine the dog as really big & it never worked. The only thing I can imagine, is for under wing aircraft missiles. Glad to know the dawg is the size I 1st thought.

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