Aasen Bomb

An Aasen Bomb (Granata con manico e paracadute tipo Aasen A2) was an early World War I bomb fashioned from a hand grenade with handle and parachute. It was dropped on the intended target from Italian military aircraft. The Aasen bomb was named for Nils Waltersen Aasen, a Norwegian arms inventor who developed a wide range of early prototypes which would later lead to the modern hand grenade for the military use.[1] [2][3][4]


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