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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Grzesio » 01 Jun 2017 11:41

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

There's a dark stripe on the tail cone and partially visible marking SD... in front of the fuze, thus it is the SD 1700.
The single colour stripe is an interesting feature, by the way, as - according to a 1942 manual - the SD 1700 was to be marked with an unique yellow-blue-yellow stripe (as a HE bomb with enhanced penetration). The bomb in the picture is dated February 1941 though, so I suspect, either the two colour stripe was never actually used, either it was introduced on some later date. We've already had a picture of an alleged SD 1700 with a single colour stripe in this thread, anyway.

Image 2: I think SC500...

Yes, SC 500 K probably.

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Sturm78 » 01 Jun 2017 20:10

Thank you for your answers, Grzesio

It is quite complicated to differentiate between the different models of German bombs....

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Sturm78 » 14 Jun 2017 21:24

Hi all,

Can somebody identify the exact model of this german bomb? According to Ebay photocaption 1800Kg bomb
SC1800 ??? :?

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Grzesio » 16 Jun 2017 13:36

Yes, it's the SC 1800.

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Sturm78 » 16 Jun 2017 20:51

Thank you very much for your confirmation, Grzesio ...
but, then, which is this bomb? :? SC1200 ???
It seems to have the same body but different tail....

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Grzesio » 19 Jun 2017 12:55

It apparently is the SC 1800 too, just with a different (early?) fin variant.

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Sturm78 » 19 Jun 2017 19:00

Grzesio wrote
It apparently is the SC 1800 too, just with a different (early?) fin variant.


Thank you, Grzesio. Do you have any image of the SC1200?

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Grzesio » 20 Jun 2017 12:03

The only image that comes to my mind now is a drawing in the OP 1666 / TM 9-1985-2 - according to that source the SC 1200 was very similar to the SC 1000, just with a two piece body (with a separate ogive), some 20 cm longer than the SC 1000.
I'll have to check some books yet, but I suspect, this "SC 1200" may be actually a misidentified SC 1000 L2, as the latter perfectly fits this description (or the SC 1200 may be an alternative designation of the SC 1000 L2).
There are some mistakenly identified pieces in the OP-1666, though - e.g. the SK 70 aerial grenade is described as a "1/2-kg antipersonnel parachute bomb".

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Sturm78 » 27 Jun 2017 11:49

Hi all,

Two images from Ebay:

Image 1: I think SC1800
Image 2: I think SC500

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Grzesio » 27 Jun 2017 12:38

1) I think so too - but the yellow stripe looks very dark. :)
2) I'd say SC 250 - SC 500 had greater distance from the rear fuze to the tail cone (approximately 2.5-3 diameters of the fuze).

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Sturm78 » 28 Jun 2017 20:06

Thank you for you answer, Grzesio

Here, another image from Ebay. Could you identify the model ?

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Grzesio » 30 Jun 2017 14:28

It's SD 500 A - if you look closely, "D 500" marking is partially visible in front of the suspension lug.

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Sturm78 » 01 Jul 2017 20:06

Thanks, Grzesio

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Sturm78 » 26 Jul 2017 22:21

Hi all,

SC500 bombs

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Postby Sturm78 » 03 Aug 2017 16:16

Hi all,

Can somebody identify this bomb ??

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