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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 07 Mar 2021 15:49

Hi all,

SD500 or PC1000 ??

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Post by Sturm78 » 12 Mar 2021 15:19

Nobody for my last image ?

Well, here another image from Ebay but the same question: SD500 or PC1000 ?? :?

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Post by Grzesio » 12 Mar 2021 15:35

I think, there are PC 1000 in both photos - sadly, location of the fuzes is invisible, so one cannot be 100% sure.

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Post by Sturm78 » 12 Mar 2021 20:13

Thanks, Grzesio ... :wink:

What does this Fw 190 carry on the underwing racks? :?

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Grzesio » 12 Mar 2021 20:21

Four triple Panzerschreck launchers, even the rockets can be seen. ;)

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 13 Mar 2021 18:24

Thanks for your help, Grzesio. :wink:

The image was`t of much quality....

Here another two images from Ebay.

Image 1: ??
Image 2: I think a SC1800 bomb

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Grzesio » 15 Mar 2021 09:41

The 1st one seems to be the SC 1000 L2, also marking of the fuze ElAZ (28) B2 is visible on the nose, what fits this bomb.

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 19 Mar 2021 15:56

Grzesio wrote
The 1st one seems to be the SC 1000 L2, also marking of the fuze ElAZ (28) B2 is visible on the nose, what fits this bomb.
Thanks, again, Grzesio :)

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Post by Sturm78 » 24 Mar 2021 23:46

Hi all,

Two another images from Ebay:

Image 1: SC1000 ?? Interesting to see the cables and pulleys to lift the bombs...
Image 2: SC50/SD50 or SD70 ?? :?

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Grzesio » 25 Mar 2021 10:22

Image 1: SC1000 ?? Interesting to see the cables and pulleys to lift the bombs...
The one on the left hand side seems to be a SC 500 J, the one on the right - SC 1000 L2 indeed.
Image 2: SC50/SD50 or SD70 ??
They are all SC 50, although their markings are extremely interesting.
They have their tail cones painted yellow in a very crude way, obviously in the field - so it most probably is 1940. The bomb on the right hand side is marked with a B (also it's SC 50 B, which was made until 1936 only), but the letter is strangely painted with a bright colour instead of black, plus quality class marking III is unusually offset to the side. The nose seems to be painted black (additional booster of pressed TNT) and the fuze marking is barely visible at the rear part of the body - so this bomb displays an unusual mixture of old and new markings. The bomb on the left hand side seems to be SC 50 JB (I think, there's small B visible), with early, big form of ElAZ (15) marking and quality class II painted with a bright colour instead of black (the shade seems to be the same as the yellow tail?!). Curiously, the HE code on the nose is invisible, but maybe it was painted just farther forward and is obscured.

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 25 Mar 2021 21:58

Thank you very much for your answers, Grzesio ... :wink:

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by ArmchairSamurai » 27 Mar 2021 21:39

I do not remember where I found this, and when trying to reverse search the image, nothing came up, so I am left perplexed.

Luckily the photo comes with a description. I think "Bätcher Wooden Bridge Burning Bomb" seems appropriate based on that. Does anyone know more on this albeit ad-hoc bomb configuration?
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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Grzesio » 29 Mar 2021 12:23

Well, one can be said for sure - the nose and the tail come from a BM 1000 mine, not the SC 1000 bomb. :P

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 29 Mar 2021 22:13

Hi Grzesio

Here, another image from a different point of view of my first image posted on 25 Mar 2021, identified by you as a SC 1000 L2
I think the bomb seems more pointed...perhaps a PC model ?? :?

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Grzesio » 30 Mar 2021 09:27

You are right, so it's PC 1400 then.
PC 1000 was also very similar, but in its case the distance from the fuse to the forward edge of the tail cone was smaller than from the fuse to the suspension point (always 30 cm).

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