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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

Image from Ebay
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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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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Contender » 03 Oct 2021 07:44

Does anyone have a picture of an SC 2000 bomb?

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 09 Oct 2021 15:16

Hi Conteneder

I have this small image labeled as a SC2000 bomb but I am not sure if this is correct or not...

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 09 Oct 2021 15:21

....and here another image

There was also an SC2500, so it could also be this model...
I can't tell them apart for sure. :?

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Oct 2021 14:18

Hi all,

Here, another Ebay image of a super heavy German bomb: SC2000 or SC2500 ??? :?

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Grzesio » 22 Oct 2021 08:22

Sturm78 wrote:
09 Oct 2021 15:16
I have this small image labeled as a SC2000 bomb but I am not sure if this is correct or not...
It's hard to tell from this angle, with invisible nose, could be SC 2500, could be SB 2500.
There was also an SC2500, so it could also be this model...
It's an SB 1000.
There was also an SC2500, so it could also be this model...
I can't tell them apart for sure.
You are right, this one is an SC 2500.
There were two types of big blunt nosed demolition bombs - SB 1000 and SC 2500, they can be easily recognised by the length of the fins. SB 1000 has short fins, roughly two times shorter than the tail cone, fins of the SC 2500 occupy nearly all length of the tail cone.

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 22 Oct 2021 20:32

Thank you very much for your answers and clarifications, Grzesio
As usual, very useful.. :wink:

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 26 Oct 2021 20:54

Hi all,

Another image from Ebay. It is diificult to can identify the exact model

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 31 Oct 2021 14:41

Hi all,

According to Ebay photo caption, French bombs. Is this correct ? Models ?

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by dreamk » 01 Nov 2021 20:38

Indeed, A display of French bombs. From left to right:
10kg /tail of 10kg/ 50kg DT or DT2/tail of 10kg/ 500kg/ 100kg and in the background bodies of 200kg or 100 kg

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 02 Nov 2021 23:01

dreamk wrote
Indeed, A display of French bombs. From left to right:
10kg /tail of 10kg/ 50kg DT or DT2/tail of 10kg/ 500kg/ 100kg and in the background bodies of 200kg or 100 kg
Thanks for your answer, dreamk
About the third bomb from the left, I think it could be an 40kg fragmentation bomb, also....is it not ?

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