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Unknown Projectile
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"Sir, I recently acquired this rocket/mortar model. I do not know if it is a military practice piece or a toy. It is approx 7 3/4" long with a diameter of 4 3/4". The circumference is slightly smaller than a 40mm grenade. It is made of a rubber plastic like material with the bottom (green) section being hollow and the top (black) section being solid and weighted. Weight appears to be 5 or 6 ounces. As you see three of the four tail fins are broken and missing. I haven't located anything like it on the internet yet so any information will be appreciated.


You may have a CS or tear gas canister.  If there is a whole on the bottom it may be fired by a rifle.  Much like a World War 2 rifle fired grenade.  These are used in crowd control.  Your item is not from World War 2 the rubber would have decayed more.  I wish I had a model number but thank you for asking

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I can answer questions on World War Two weapons, tactics, and strategy. I can answer questions on Weapons systems and their development. I can answer guestions on Space exploration history. I am a World War 2 expert. I study Military Weapons Systems and the usage of those systems.


I work for Saint Petersburg College as a TRS or Technology resources specialist. I read 10 to 15 books a year on World War 2 and weapon systems. I also have a BA in History from USF.

I have a BA in history from USF.

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