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Re: Id. US bombs

Post by ROLAND1369 » 30 Jan 2017 19:09

Correct, "4000 LB M56" Big fingers, little keys. Sone day I will learn to type correctly.

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Re: Id. US bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 23 May 2018 19:53

ROLAND1369 wrote
Correct, "4000 LB M56"
Ummhhh...looking again the image I think these bombs are smaller....2000lb (1000Kg) aprox. probably

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Re: Id. US bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 13 May 2019 19:46

Hi all,

4000lb demolition bomb, Mark.I
Is this a prototype or an operational bomb ? :?

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Re: Id. US bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Nov 2019 16:55

Hi all,

An image from Beeldbankwo2 archive. Any ide a about the exact model ? M44, M65...??

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Re: Id. US bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 22 Dec 2019 18:54

Hi all,

Can somebody identify these US bombs ?

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Re: Id. US bombs

Post by LineDoggie » 23 Dec 2019 00:00

Sturm78 wrote:
22 Dec 2019 18:54
Hi all,

Can somebody identify these US bombs ?

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Re: Id. US bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 23 Dec 2019 22:04

Thank you for your help, LineDoggie

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Re: Id. US bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 21 Jan 2020 22:42

Hi all,

Could be these M-44 1,000 pounds bombs ?

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Re: Id. US bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 03 Dec 2021 23:29

Hi all,

Can somebody identify this bomb ?

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Re: Id. US bombs

Post by T. A. Gardner » 04 Dec 2021 01:09

Given that the guy is holding it up so easily, and the lack of a nose fuse I'd say it's a bomb, practice, M38A2. The bomb itself weighs about 20 lbs and is made of 22 ga. sheet metal. It is filled with about 80 lbs. of sand for use. It should be blue in color.

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Re: Id. US bombs

Post by T. A. Gardner » 04 Dec 2021 01:13

Sturm78 wrote:
21 Jan 2020 22:42
Hi all,

Could be these M-44 1,000 pounds bombs ?

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More likely given the size, Bomb, GP, 2000 lbs., M66A1

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Re: Id. US bombs

Post by T. A. Gardner » 04 Dec 2021 06:31

Sturm78 wrote:
25 Jan 2017 21:51
Hi all,

Can somebody identify the exact model of these US bombs ?

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Those look like 500 lbs., Bomb SAP M58A1 loaded with Comp B explosive (two yellow bands on nose, one on base of bomb).

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Re: Id. US bombs

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 04 Dec 2021 17:58

Sturm78 wrote:
03 Dec 2021 23:29
Hi all,

Can somebody identify this bomb ?

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My father had a casing from one of these turned into a bit of war memorabilia. Specifically a cigar stand/ash tray. It stood upright on the tail & ports with half cylninders for supporting the cigars had been installed just below the ogive. It was painted a dull red and his squadrons logo & number was on one side. It was tossed out with the other scrap metal after fire burned off the paint and warped the metal.

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Re: Id. US bombs

Post by OpanaPointer » 04 Dec 2021 18:27

OpanaPointer wrote:
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You may find this interesting: http://www.ibiblio.org/pha/BOMBS.pdf
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Re: Id. US bombs

Post by T. A. Gardner » 05 Dec 2021 04:34

ROLAND1369 wrote:
28 Jan 2017 06:18
Re message Sturm78 » 25 Jan 2017 21:51, I would say that this is a 1000 lb AN-M65 general purpose bomb. The presence of two red rings on the nose show that it is loaded with RDX explosive. This is a warning applied after a bomb dump explosion in Britian. The cause was believed to be from the ordinance troops pushing bombs off the end of a 2/1/2 ton truck onto the hardstand. This was when they found that this type of loading was not drop-safe even without fuzes, as the TNT loaded ones were. The bomb was loaded with Composition B of which RDX is a component.
Composition B, also known as cyclotol, was a mixture of 60% RDX and 40% TNT with the intent to make it less sensitive than straight RDX. There are several slight variations of the mixture by a percent or two, but that's a good general figure.

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