What is it? Game 86

W00t! It's time for our collaboration with What is it? Blog. This week's mysterious object is pictured to the left: can you guess what it is for?

Place your guess in the comment section. One guess per comment, please, but you can enter as many as you can think of. Post no URLs, let others play. The first person who guesses right (or gives the funniest guess, if no one gets it right) wins a Free Neatorama T-Shirt.

For more clues, check out the What is it? Blog. Good luck!

Update 1/2/09 - here's the answer: A BLU-26/B ball-type submunition of a cluster bomb, this inert practice piece has aerodynamic vanes and is made of solid metal, it's also called a Guava Bomblet.

Congratulations to JKirchartz who got it right! And a big thank you and a free T-shirt to Coyote who corrected the missing picture error!

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As said, it's a cluster munition. If I remember correctly, the "fins" are called flutes. Given that each bomblet is self contained and not wired to the main device, the flutes serve to arm the bomblet via centripetal force. After the bomblets are ejected the flutes cause the bomblets to spin.
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