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Anyone familiar with "Devil Dog" bombs?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Topgun, Aug 22, 2005.

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  1. Topgun

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    I have a small bomb that I got when I was a kid at an army surplus store. They were labeled "Devil Dog" bombs. It is the size of a .50 BMG bullet but tapered instead of flat base. It has fins on the back end.
    ...supposedly....these were dropped in quantity with the hope that they would come from great altitude and act as bullets when they hit.

    Now someone told me they were ...shot.... from a gun of some sort.

    Anyone familiar with these rascals?

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  2. del4

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    They were droped from airplanes during WWII. At least that's what I always heard. I also heard them being called "lazy-dog missiles". This came from a WWII AAC pilot.
     
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    From http://www.ascho.wpafb.af.mil/korea/chap7.htm
     
  4. Topgun

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    Thank you, cordex. Wealth of information on here.

    :)
     
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    I'm wondering if that had anything to do with the shape of the projectiles.
     
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    Is this the guy?
    1054425340289_lazy_dog_bomb_02.gif
     
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    My father when he was working out at China Lake CA said he saw tests of these little guys. He said that they were brutal, and they went through everything including trucks and cement walls.

    At 8 hits per square yard, there would be scant little left alive.
     
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    That pic is the one. I think I got mine as a kid at a surplus store when surplus stores sold surplus.

    Think they were 50 cents.

    :D
     
  9. Topgun

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    Those stats are hard to believe. Released at 400 knots at 75 feet doesn't SEEM to be enough to make em as effective as a .50 BMG.

    Dunno. 24 inches of sand. Brick walls.

    :confused:
     
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    I assume they would be dropped by a bomber doing at least a few hundred miles an hour. That speed would get added to the speed from the fall.
     
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    Geez! I love this place!

    I've had one of those in a "box o junk" for years. I never knew what it's purpose was until today. Thanks guys!
     
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