Id. aerial bombs

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Grzesio » 24 Nov 2021 14:37

Well, looking from this perspective, I think the ID has to be changed. :(
By comparing the bomb sizes (what I haven't thought of earlier), I'd say the inner bomb is SC 500 J (470 mm diameter), the outer ones are SC 250 (368 mm diameter). The inner one cannot be the SD 500 C, as it was only 398 mm in diameter.

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 24 Nov 2021 23:46

Grzesio wrote
Well, looking from this perspective, I think the ID has to be changed. :(
By comparing the bomb sizes (what I haven't thought of earlier), I'd say the inner bomb is SC 500 J (470 mm diameter), the outer ones are SC 250 (368 mm diameter). The inner one cannot be the SD 500 C, as it was only 398 mm in diameter.
Well....I think the SC500J had a more pointed nose than the bomb of my image....although perhaps the angle of the picture will be misleading...

On the other hand here two other images from Ebay:

Image 1: I think SC250 and SC50
Image 2: I think SC250 and SC50J


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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Grzesio » 25 Nov 2021 11:16

Sturm78 wrote:
24 Nov 2021 23:46
Image 1: I think SC250 and SC50
Image 2: I think SC250 and SC50J
Exactly. :)
One interesting thing is, bombs in the 2nd picture, clearly taken in September 1939, have no HE code on their noses - while generally the code was always present then. They also seem to be fairly bright in colour.

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 25 Nov 2021 20:20

Thanks, Grzesio

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by dreamk » 25 Nov 2021 22:04

Just a question as German bombs are not my field - on the second picture (in sepia) we see a 250kg bomb laying on the ground and 2 soldiers holding 50kg order bombs of different heights (lengths) could you precise the identification of each of these 2 bombs? Thanks

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