Italian 1000kg bomb?

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Italian 1000kg bomb?

Post by Christian W. » 23 Mar 2019 16:08

Hello,

Does anyone have any more info on this Italian 1000kg bomb?

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Post by Christian W. » 31 Mar 2019 11:03

Christian W. wrote:
23 Mar 2019 16:08
Hello,

Does anyone have any more info on this Italian 1000kg bomb?

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I am still hoping to get some info on this Italian 1000kg bomb: perhaps some of our Italian community members who might have sources available in Italian and closer to home would be able to help. :milsmile:

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Post by ROLAND1369 » 01 Apr 2019 17:20

What information are you seeking? I can post the technical information from the EOD manual, but it will be only the technical specs not tactical use or history. This manual is where your drawing originated from, incidentally. By the way the 1948 British manual on Italian bombs and fuzes, which is much more detailed, does not mention the 1000 kilo bomb.

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Post by Christian W. » 02 Apr 2019 23:23

ROLAND1369 wrote:
01 Apr 2019 17:20
What information are you seeking? I can post the technical information from the EOD manual, but it will be only the technical specs not tactical use or history. This manual is where your drawing originated from, incidentally. By the way the 1948 British manual on Italian bombs and fuzes, which is much more detailed, does not mention the 1000 kilo bomb.
Well, there obviously was an Italian 1000kg bomb - no what its actual use was: I'm just trying to get any information possible on the bomb.

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Post by ROLAND1369 » 03 Apr 2019 22:10

Just because a weapon exists does not mean it was ever produced or deployed. There are several examples of experimental weapon which were not put into production. The British manual I mentioned was developed by them based on the bombs which they encountered in Malta North Africa and to a lesser extent England during the Battle of Britain. Its omission is an indicator that it may have not been employed operationally. That was the point I was making with the mention of the contents. However here is the data from Tm 9-1985-6 ITALIAN AND FRENCH EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE, pg 9, 1953.
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Post by Dili » 13 Apr 2019 20:20

I have it employed against Malta by SM.84, 282 sqd from 12-20 November 1941 deployed in Catania. 3 missions with 2 planes each supposedly against Force K.

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Italian 1000kg bomb

Post by bennieLug » 23 Apr 2019 23:34

I have a rare Army manual for Beretta 1934s dated 1940 XVIII. What does CC. RR. stand for?

Here is the holster scan from the manual. I translated two of them but dont speak Italian.

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Post by LColombo » 24 Apr 2019 13:04

bennieLug wrote:
23 Apr 2019 23:34
I have a rare Army manual for Beretta 1934s dated 1940 XVIII. What does CC. RR. stand for?

Here is the holster scan from the manual. I translated two of them but dont speak Italian.

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I can't see any scan.

As far I know CC. RR. = Carabinieri Reali, Royal Carabineers. Italian military police.

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Post by Dili » 24 Apr 2019 19:20

Italians put 2 repeated letters to signal a plural of an acronym.

C.R. Carabinere Reale
CC.RR. Carabinieri Reali

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C.N. Camicia Nera
CC.NN, Camicie Nere

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