This is a metal working project. It is a reconstructed practice bomb from WWII. The 4 wheeler posse from our park in Arizona found a practice bombing range used during World War II to drop these 100# sand filled practice bombs. The back section had a metal tube between the fins filled with white smoke powder that was detonated by a 28 Ga. shotgun shell ( primer only) when the bomb hit the ground. Then the spotter could assess the pilot's accuracy. There were hundreds of these dropped and most have the body folded like an accordion. Some were buried almost full length into the ground. For this one I bought back the nose cone and the tail section and welded in a piece of 8" stove pipe for the body and attached the original hanger eyes to the body. I had a lot of pounding and straightening to do to make it look halfway decent.
I did some research on the color and the lettering and ordered the color custom mixed to match the original color and my friend Ken cut the stencil on his CNC laser. The bomb is 8" in diameter and about 42" long..........Cheers, Jim