Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 17:25:22 -0500

Author: Andrew Yue

Subject: Re: cluster bombs

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Anthony, I would called the "bomb squad." Unexploded cluster bomblets are
very hazardous. They are found where ever the B52's have been sent to over
the past 40 years. Finding one is definitely bad juju in my book.

At 04:37 PM 9/22/03, you wrote:
>I came across a "cluster bomb" at a garage sale over the weekend. It was
>spherical, metallic, about 5 cm in diameter, and not perfectly smooth.
>Rather, it had parts protruding out like a pinwheel. Said it was at least
>20 years old. I guess these things were dropped from a larger cannister,
>which then exploded -- sending these smaller "bombs" toward people.
>
>I've never heard of such a thing. Anyone know if these claims are true?
>What conflicts/wars these things were used in, and are they used in
>today's combat?

All the best,


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the very thing it seeks to destroy.
Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. "
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Anthony, I would called the "bomb squad." Unexploded cluster
bomblets are very hazardous. They are found where ever the B52's have
been sent to over the past 40 years. Finding one is definitely bad juju
in my book.


At 04:37 PM 9/22/03, you wrote:

I came across a "cluster
bomb" at a garage sale over the weekend. It was

spherical, metallic, about 5 cm in diameter, and not perfectly
smooth.

Rather, it had parts protruding out like a pinwheel. Said it was at
least

20 years old. I guess these things were dropped from a larger
cannister,

which then exploded -- sending these smaller "bombs" toward
people.


I've never heard of such a thing. Anyone know if these claims are
true?

What conflicts/wars these things were used in, and are they used in

today's combat?


                
All the best,




               
- Andrew Yue -

Physics Lecture Demonstration Office

(512) 471-5411  Mon-Fri  8 am - 4 pm

        
yue@physics.utexas.edu

   
http://www.ph.utexas.edu/~yue


"The ultimate weakness of violence is

that it is a descending spiral, begetting

the very thing it seeks to destroy.

Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. "

- Martin Luther King, Jr.







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On Mon, 22 Sep 2003, Anthony Lapinski wrote:

> I came across a "cluster bomb" at a garage sale over the weekend. It was
> spherical, metallic, about 5 cm in diameter, and not perfectly smooth.

Is it hollow? With a hole in the side? I vaguely recall that the ones in
the Jerryco ad had a hole, so you could easily tell that they were no
longer "live."

If it's sealed and heavy (not hollow), then DON'T DROP IT!!!! It could be
like a live hand grenade!




Memories. As a kid living on Guam I heard stories about a neighborhood
kid who found a Japanese land mine and blew himself up while messing with
it. Also, I found a live round from a 20mm cannon. It was embedded in
the wheel-ruts of one of the beach roads, and cars had been driving over
it for decades.


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From papirio@physics.umass.edu Mon Sep 22 17:57:16 2003
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Jerry,
He should try Richardson Electronics. They have many vacuum tubes.

Tony

Gerald Zani wrote:

> Tappers,
>
> Can anyone help this fellow?
>
> >From: rsavage@calpoly.edu
> >Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 13:27:52 -0700
> >Subject: Source for Phototube
> >TO: Gerald_Zani@Brown.edu
> >
> >
> >I am teaching a materials engineering class at Cal Poly and setting up a
> >lab to demonstrate the photoelectric effect.
> >Do you know where I can purchase an IP39 phototube?
> >Regards,
> >Rich
> >
> >Dr Richard N. Savage
> >Cal Poly State University
> >Materials Engineering
> >Grand Avenue
> >San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
> >805-756-6441
> >rsavage@calpoly.edu
> >
>
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