28LB MK1 HEL Bomb Identification if anyone can help please

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by summerdannys, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. summerdannys

    summerdannys Member

    Hi, I have obtained this item amongst a bulk lot of memorabilia, but I'm having no luck researching it at all..... So hoping on some help from you guys on this one if you could?

    It is about 2 1/2 feet long, and quite heavy too

    Stamped on the side is 28LB NO5 MK1 HEL 1V79

    It has TRANSIT & DROPPING point on it too

    Thats pretty much all I have, thanks for any information in advance

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  2. spotter

    spotter Senior Member

    Its an RAF 28lb practice bomb used from the 1970s untill the mid 1990s, on impact it emitted Flash and Smoke from the tail

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  3. summerdannys

    summerdannys Member

    Thanks spotter that's great, I looked everywhere and couldn't find it, this forum is so helpful.

    All the best.
  4. brit plumber

    brit plumber Member

    It should be Oxford blue and have a frangible plastic cap. We have a few at work, I'll get a photo.
  5. summerdannys

    summerdannys Member

    Hi, yes its a shame its missing the tail and fuse cap, i will keep an eye to see if I can get hold of them. Unusual that its been painted black, the 79 stamped on it must be the year then.

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