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WWI French Pneumatic Mortar Bomb

This is a pneumatic mortar bomb, commonly used in the trenches of World War I. This projectile was typically loaded into a short barrel, and then with the use of pressurized gas or air (pneumatics) was projected at a high velocity at a short-range target. (U.S. Air Force photo)

This is a pneumatic mortar bomb, commonly used in the trenches of World War I. This projectile was typically loaded into a short barrel, and then with the use of pressurized gas or air (pneumatics) was projected at a high velocity at a short-range target. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Note: This item is currently in storage.

This is a pneumatic mortar bomb, commonly used in the trenches of World War I. This projectile was typically loaded into a short barrel, and then with the use of pressurized gas or air (pneumatics) was projected at a high velocity at a short-range target.

This mortar is approximately 6-1/8 inches long and 2-1/8 inches at widest point.

Donated by J.G. Jolly.

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