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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Grzesio » 21 Mar 2020 12:17

Sturm78 wrote:
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Hi all,
An image from Alamy website I think SC50 bombs, probably
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They look like concrete training bombs, although the inscription "RS" is a little bit strange...

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 30 Mar 2020 20:26

Hi all,

A curious image from Ebay. According to photo caption, Italian bombs

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Post by ROLAND1369 » 30 Mar 2020 23:55

Why do you find it strange? Both the HE 111 and SM 82 carried their bombs vertically and dropped them tail first. I believe several other Italian bombers carried their bombs vertically also.

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 31 Mar 2020 15:44

Hi ROLAND1369

Not strange...only a curious and infrequent image

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by TISO » 04 Apr 2020 20:14

To me this looks like Savoia Marchetti 79 bomb bay looking from aft forward

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Post by Sturm78 » 18 Apr 2020 10:06

Thanks TISO. I have never seen an interior image of a SM79

Here another image (from Ebay) of a Italian bomb. I think 50T or 100T

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Post by dreamk » 18 Apr 2020 23:08

If I am not mistaken, this is a detail of a well know Spanish post-civil war photograph - The bomb being a Spanish "modelo 12", a local copy of the Italian 50kg "bomba torpedina", with a 25kg HE content (thus a GP bomb) - length 0.720m, diameter 0.150m
The main visual difference with the 100 kg "modelo 13", a copy of the Italian 100g "bomba torpedina" is that the reinforcing circle of the fins is not ribbed on the 100kg but smooth - lenght 1.036m, diameter 0.255m.

Correction - I made a mistake! :o
This was not the photo I thought of (a Spanish Hs126) - by looking closer it appears that the legs are of those of a Fiat Cr42 - therefore it's an Italian photo of an Italian plane and an Italian bomb - 50kg bomba torpedina

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 20 Apr 2020 15:18

dreamk wrote
This was not the photo I thought of (a Spanish Hs126) - by looking closer it appears that the legs are of those of a Fiat Cr42 - therefore it's an Italian photo of an Italian plane and an Italian bomb - 50kg bomba torpedina
Thanks for your naswer, dreamk.

It is difficult to differentiate between 50T and 100T bombs. They are very similar...

Here, another image from Ebay. I think SC250 but the same applied with the SC250-500 bombs....

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Post by Sturm78 » 26 Apr 2020 17:41

Hi all,

SD50 ?? :?

Image from NIMH archive website
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Post by Grzesio » 30 Apr 2020 18:15

Yes, they look so. Their tail cones are painted in a dark colour, apparently red and whole tail sections with fins look like cast in one piece of light alloy.
BTW it seems to me now, colour painting of whole tail cones was introduced not later then November 1939.

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 01 May 2020 17:33

Thanks, Grzesio

Do yoiu know if these are Italian bombs ? 500Kg ?

Image from Beeldbankwo2 webpage
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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 11 May 2020 17:08

Hi all,

Two images from Ebay:

Image 1: I am not sure if SC50 or SD70...
Image 2: I would say a SC1800 bomb. The photo caption say Greece, 1941...but the soldier don`t seem German...maybe Italian ?? :?

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Grzesio » 12 May 2020 17:11

Image 1: I am not sure if SC50 or SD70...
There are both the SD 50 (with smooth fins) and SC 50 (with ribbed fins). :)

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 12 May 2020 19:36

Hi Sturm78, I’m sure picture above shows a luftwaffe feldwebel sitting beside the bomb. Not sure about the men in the background though.

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 12 May 2020 20:25

Grzesio wrote
There are both the SD 50 (with smooth fins) and SC 50 (with ribbed fins). :)
Thanks, Grzesio. :wink: I think I will never be able to distinguish between these similar bombs models... :)
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I’m sure picture above shows a luftwaffe feldwebel sitting beside the bomb. Not sure about the men in the background though.
Well, It can that you are right. I am not expert in uniforms...
Thanks for your answer

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