Id. aerial bombs

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by dreamk » 09 Sep 2021 08:29

These bombs are indeed French 100 or 200kg bombs. They present a strange variation of the regular markings:
The regular markings are as follow:
In the upper half of the body of the bomb:
War-ready bombs - Overall Yellow paint
1st line: In black - Initials of the factory where the explosive was loaded in the bomb, followed by the date (month number and 2 last digits of year)
2nd line: in black - Initials of the factory where the explosive was produced, followed by lot number and date (month number and 2 last digits of year)
3rd line: in black - in large letters - initials of the type of explosive used: MFDN, MMN, MDN, DD, NX, NT
4th line: in black - lot number of the loaded bomb, followed by date (month number and 2 last digits of year)
in the lower part of the body of the bomb:
5th line: in red - FUSEE DE CULOT (if there is a tail fuse in addition to the nose fuse, as in the bombs on this photograph as seen when enlarging the pic)
6th line: in red - exact weight of the bomb in kg (unreadable even when enlarging the photograph) - 118kg for the 100kg bomb, 226kg for the 200kg bomb (200kg bombs seem to be have been photographed here, as on the bomb on the left, the first number of this line is definitively not a 1)

What is uncommon is the presence of a coloured band on the nose of the bombs and of an additional line of markings under the fuse, with the initials of a factory and date (month number and 2 last digits of year) : EB 10-39 ("Etablissemnent de Bourges - October 1939")

A coloured band could be found on bombs used for exercise but was always behind ("under") the center of gravity of the bomb and had generally a mention on it. However the markings one exercise bombs were also less extensive - here we are definitively in front of "war ready" bombs .

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 09 Sep 2021 20:09

Thank you very much for your answers, ROLAND1369 and especially to dreamk for your very informative reply... :wink:

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 11 Sep 2021 10:57

Hi all,

Any idea about this bomb ? PC500, SC500J or SD500 ?? :?

I think it is the same model of the image posted on 02 Sep 2021

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Grzesio » 12 Sep 2021 20:18

Id say, SD 500 (SC 500 had cylindrical bodies).
The bomb posted on 02 September could be PC 1400, judging on its size.

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Sep 2021 22:13

Thanks, Grzesio
Grzesio wrote
The bomb posted on 02 September could be PC 1400, judging on its size.
Ummhhhh.... I think it is smaller. Indeed It is possibly that both images belongs to the same photo serie....

On the other hand, I need help with this bomb, too. SD500 or PC500. The PC1000 was very similar too....

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