6' cloth-wrapped cord with vintage-style plug, cloth shade included. Approximately 10.25" high (14" with shade), 2.25" in diameter, and 3.6 lbs. Shade is 7" high, 7" base diameter.
MK23 Practice Bombs were used by US Navy dive bombers in WWII. The central shaft held a flare, so the pilots' accuracy could be judged from the air. Dive-bombing was extremely dangerous, as pilots had to fly nearly straight down to accurately hit their targets. Improvements in guided missile technology and anti-aircraft systems made dive bombers obsolete shortly after the war.