Lazy Dog Bomb Non Explosive Korean War and Vietnam
This little baby, nicknamed the "Lazy Dog,"
is one of the more unique anti-personnel weapons
ever used by the U.S. military.
Measuring a mere 1.75 inches long and weighing .7 ounces,
this experimental U.S. version of a French flechette
was thrown from a helicopter or dropped by plane
(in the MK44 bomb) and wreaked havoc on enemy troops
in the Korean War and in Vietnam. Reaching a velocity
of 700 feet per second and a speed of near 500 mph at impact,
it had devastating effects on the human gourd and
other body parts, but it never caught on as a standard weapon
in the U.S. arsenal. I will also provide a printed info sheet.