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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Grzesio » 26 Apr 2017 12:49

Judging from the dark stripe on the tail cone and partially visible marking "...250 S..." in the 1st picture, I'd say it's SD 250 Stg.

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Sturm78 » 26 Apr 2017 19:29

Grzesio wrote
Judging from the dark stripe on the tail cone and partially visible marking "...250 S..." in the 1st picture, I'd say it's SD 250 Stg.


Thanks a lot, Grzesio.
It seems that 250-500kg bombsused both rounded tail and normal tail..
Do you know which subvariants used one or another? :?

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Grzesio » 26 Apr 2017 21:44

Only the SC 500 J and all the SD 500 used drum stabilizers (while only the SD 500 A was similar in shape to SC 250/500 bombs). All the SC 250, SD 250 and all other SC 500 variants had cruciform stabilizers.
Thus the bomb in the 2nd picture is of the SC 500 J type.

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Sturm78 » 30 Apr 2017 16:41

Grzesio wrote
Only the SC 500 J and all the SD 500 used drum stabilizers (while only the SD 500 A was similar in shape to SC 250/500 bombs). All the SC 250, SD 250 and all other SC 500 variants had cruciform stabilizers.
Thus the bomb in the 2nd picture is of the SC 500 J type.


Thank you very much for your information, Grzesio

Here another two images from Ebay: SC1000 (I think)

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Grzesio » 30 Apr 2017 21:19

Yes, SC 1000 L 2 (with a two piece body).

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Sturm78 » 01 May 2017 18:23

Thanks, again, Grzesio..

Two more images from Ebay: I am not sure if SC50 or SC70 ???

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Sturm78 » 10 May 2017 20:51

Nobody for my last two images ??

Well, here another two images from Ebay. Can somebody identify the model ??

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Grzesio » 11 May 2017 12:20

There are SD 500 A in the upper picture (plus apparently SC 250 in the background), the lower one seems to be an SC 1800 (although the yellow stripe appears very dark in this case, what is however not impossible with an orthochromatic emulsion).

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Sturm78 » 11 May 2017 20:07

Thank you for your answer, Grzesio

It is quite difficult to identify the different models of german bombs. They are very similar....

Any idea about the images posted on 01 May ? SC50 or SC70

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Grzesio » 11 May 2017 21:32

There was no SC 70. :)
SD 50 are in both these pictures. They can be easily recognised from the SC 50 and SD 70, as there's clearly visible edge of the warhead fairing around the body, just after the middle of the cylindrical section; also the fins do not reach the forward edge of the tail cone.
Sadly, SC 50, S Be 50 and SD 70 are practically identical.

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Sturm78 » 14 May 2017 16:07

Grzesio wrote
There was no SC 70. :)
SD 50 are in both these pictures. They can be easily recognised from the SC 50 and SD 70, as there's clearly visible edge of the warhead fairing around the body, just after the middle of the cylindrical section; also the fins do not reach the forward edge of the tail cone.
Sadly, SC 50, S Be 50 and SD 70 are practically identical.


Thank you very much for your help, Grzesio

Therefore the bombs of the image posted on 08 April are SC50 or SD70, is it not ??

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Grzesio » 14 May 2017 18:17

They are most probably SC 50.
SD 70 were introduced in 1942 only, while I'm not sure when S Be 50 were fielded.

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Sturm78 » 30 May 2017 20:24

Hi all,

Can somebody identify these bombs ??

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Grzesio » 31 May 2017 13:35

ZC 50 A weiss, of course. :)
White tips indicating smoke colour and rectangular covers of smoke charges on the body are very distinctive for training bombs.

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Sturm78 » 31 May 2017 21:17

Thank you very much for your help, Grzesio... :wink:

Here, two other image from Ebay:

Image 1: I am not sure: SC1000, SC1200, .... :?
Image 2: I think SC500...

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