Bomb Type Identification

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by Midge, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Midge

    Midge Member

    image.jpeg Hello,

    Can anybody out there help identify the bomb type in the photo attached?
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Not an SC250 - the tail fins in the photo are protected by a circular shield - a bit like

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    TD

    Definitely NOT this type of bomb
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  5. Midge

    Midge Member

    Yeah that's what I thought. It is meant to be German but the tail fin seems non standard.
     
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  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    I suppose it could be something added to the fins so that it stands upright (a base piece) and is also held in place by the tensioning wires, so a mash up if you like

    TD
     
  7. Midge

    Midge Member

    Very good point TD. If it was dropped it is likely that the tail fin would have been torn off or badly damaged.
     
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  8. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    I rather think the base of the pictured bomb has been set in concrete which would obscure the fin supports. However the bomb in the photo does not match the illustration in Post 2. Fins do not reach up to main body as in illustrated C250 - there were however variants.

    Tim
     
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  9. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    ref post 1.
    The Four Bees Lazy Dog Bombs mk 44 Cluster Bombs are very similar.
    The US experimented with these during WW2 but they were never used.However they were used in the Korean war.

    Graham.
     
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  10. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  11. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Thats not fair - I cant watch for free as I live outside of the UK :mad:

    TD
     

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