WW2 US Army Air Force / Navy SD2 4 lb. Frag. – M83 BUTTERFLY BOMB – VERY RARE!


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You are bidding on an EXTRAORDINARILY RARE example of a 100% ORIGINAL WW2 US Army Airforce / Navy M83 Butterfly Bomb!  100% INERT, it is a direct copy of the German SD-2 variant.


The US version M83 was a DIRECT copy of the 2kg Sprengbombe Dickwandig (SD2), used by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. It was so named because the thin cylindrical metal outer shell which hinged open when it deployed, gave it the superficial appearance of a large butterfly. The design was very distinctive and easy to recognize.  SD2 were not dropped individually, but were packed into containers holding between 6 and 108 individual units.  They were released after the container was released from the aircraft and had burst open.  This  type was one of the first cluster versions ever used in combat and it proved to be highly effective. 


Made of steel, this is a VERY RARE and AMAZING example!  Some light scratches, marks, and wear as you can see in the photos, but nothing that detracts.  It retains 95% of it’s ORIGINAL paint and markings!  The disk on the casing can unscrew fully, and the spring mechanism is fully functional.  No damage or corrosion!  A PERFECT example for collection or display!


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