AMA Made .50 BMG blanks for rocket wrench


#1

Got a chance recently to photograph one of the EOD fifties made here. this one apperently made on a Twin cities 1954 case.



Soren

Note to Ron Fuchs: Please use photos in your list, if applicable, pictures are copyfree.


#2

WHAT THE HECK IS A ROCKET WRENCH?


#3

EOD tool for remotely removing fuzes or other ordnance parts, operated remotely and powered by the Cal .50 “Impulse Cart” as shown. Can’t remember nomenclature, but “two-jaw” for the Army and “three-jaw” for the AF. Cal .50s were used for other EOD tools also.


#4

Here is a link
http://www.spyshops.com/cgi-bin/shopper.cgi?preadd=action&key=EXPLROCK


#5

Now that is one awesome, .50 BMG! Talk about “Special Purpose”. I hope, Pepper has some of these in his collection.

Jason


#6

'got the rounds “variations”…'now I need the wrench !!

(been dreaming up a SLICS “Special Purpose” display “chapter two”)


#7

I found these at SLICS 2011




#8

The ones I have are identical to the one shown by gyrojet. Bill


#9

[quote=“Pepper”]'got the rounds “variations”…'now I need the wrench !!
[/quote]
The wrenches are around, at least here in the UK. I saw one in a surplus store about 4 or 5 years ago for £95.


#10

The wrench seems to be for sale at SPYSHOPS on the link provided above by TORBEN.

Jason


#11

WOW NEAT ITEM GLAD I ASKED THANKS.