bomb fin

bomb fin

[′bäm ‚fin]
(ordnance)
A fin attached to a bomb in order to afford directional stability.
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It's remarkable to handle a German incendiary bomb fin which was found in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral, together with parts of old Coventry tramway retrieved from the devastation; following World War Two trams did not run again in Coventry.
Lot 408 - an original oil painting of Coventry Cathedral in flames, two German incendiary bomb fins, a section of broken Coventry tramway rail and three 19th century parchment scrolls taken from a solicitor's office after it burnt down - sold to a Coventry buyer for PS310.