Jet-Mobile Ride Upon Bomb

2019 Atomic Advent Calendar Gift Ideas Day 6

More fun than Slim Pickens had riding an H-Bomb to the netherworld, your kid can scoot down the street on this Little Boy while the neighbors run for cover, as the world has certainly come to an end!

At the end of World War II, the military had a surplus problem, including hundreds of 100-lb. practice bombs. What else can you do with a 35-1/2 inch practice bomb? Make it into a ride upon scooter, of course! With all steel construction, rubber tires, and a handle grip, these sold, at their peak for $7.95 in 1946 (about $104.92 in 2019 dollars).

By Christmas of 1946, they were selling for a reduced price of $5.95, and by spring of 1947, often reduced to $3.95. As such, they probably weren’t that popular. Unfortunately, 100-lb. practice bombs had flooded the surplus market, so just about anyone with some simple mechanical skills could easily replicate it for about $1.50.

So hurry and get yours so the little ones can become Destroyers of Worlds. And then maybe, just maybe, we’ll meet again some sunny day!