DOUG'S 'HEAVY METAL' GALLERY

 

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Even storemen can have too exciting a day.
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The following 3 pictures look like the sort of thing that could cause a heart attack for the offending fork lift driver.
Although this thing looks like a bomb, it is actually a Mk 65 Quick Strike 2000 pound aircraft delivered anti-shipping mine. Which is quite different from the typical sea mine of old with it's contact horns.
In reality bombs, mines, missiles etc are not stored fused and are supposed to be fairly safe if handled with respect. A safety plug should be blocking the fuse pocket: (note the steel plate to the immediate left of the RHS clamping band in the 2nd picture) so what you see shouldn't be quite as dangerous as it looks, however the terms "safe" and "bomb" when used together is open to debate.

No details are as to date or location. Source of pictures is unknown.

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  My thanks to Jeffry Fontaine, Bremerton, Washington, USA., for the identification and information about the mine.

 

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