2.75 inch Rocket Warhead Wood Box for: Flechette, WDU (4A/A). 1969


#1

A friend picked up this box (empty) recently:

A bit of information-

Combat rocket warhead Flechette, WDU (4A/A). The 4A/A flechette warhead was used primarily for antipersonnel operations, this warhead contains approximately 2,200 twenty grain flechettes. The flechettes are released by a base-mounted, fuze-ignited (integral fuze) expulsion charge at rocket motor burnout. Fuzed weight of the flechette is 9.3 pounds. http://www.aircav.com/hydra70.html

Rocket motor + warhead = complete rocket
Brian


#2

That is one neat box considering what was origionaly inside it!

Thanks for the info Brian!

-Dave