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 Post subject: PIAT Bomb Cartridge
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 22:53 pm 
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Real Name: Tim
Group: Summer of 44 LHG, 1st Airlanding Light Regt RA
When I bought my "inert" PIAT bomb a few years ago, it still had the cartridge up the tail which was duly removed to make it properly inert...

As per these diagrams...

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Piat-Tail-Drawing.JPG

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Piat-Tail-Drawing2.JPG


Thought you'd be interested to see what one of these looks like.

Here's a couple of photos of I took at the time of the cartridge after it was extracted - the 5p is for scale.

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Piat-Tail-Charge-2.JPG


If you cant see daylight right through the middle of your bomb end to end... and there are no holes drilled through the side of the tail, slide a flat ended rod very carefully down the tube and measure it... chances are your bomb will still have this little cartridge still in it.

My bomb's cartridge was removed by drilling through the bomb very slowly from the front end (where the charge would be) until the end of the cartridge was visible and then with a piece of dowell, very gently tapping it until it dropped out.

Cheers

Tim


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