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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Nov 2023 00:54

Hi all,

An image from Ebay. SC500 or SC250 bombs ?? Bf 110 ??

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Grzesio » 15 Nov 2023 11:50

They look like SC 250.

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 15 Nov 2023 22:00

Grzesio wrote
They look like SC 250.
Thank you, Grzesio
Here, an interesting image of SC50 (I think) bombs with Dinort nose rods

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Grzesio » 16 Nov 2023 11:49

Very interesting photo indeed! These rods are, however, ZAR (Zünderabstandsrohr) not much thicker DinSt.

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Nov 2023 19:42

Thank you for your correction, Grzesio

Here, another image from Ebay. I think SC500 and SC50-SD70 bombs

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Grzesio » 17 Nov 2023 11:05

The bigger bombs are SC 250 - HE code 13 (Fp 60/40) and elAZ (25) fuze marking can be seen. One can also see the HE code 110 on one of the smaller bombs, so it's a SBe 50 concrete fragmentation bomb.

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 18 Nov 2023 12:15

Grzesio wrote
The bigger bombs are SC 250 - HE code 13 (Fp 60/40) and elAZ (25) fuze marking can be seen. One can also see the HE code 110 on one of the smaller bombs, so it's a SBe 50 concrete fragmentation bomb.
Thank you Grzesio. I don`t have much information about the different markings on the German bombs....

Here, an image from SA-Kuva archive. It is can see the makings III on a bomb and 55 on other bombs

III means Güteklasse III = Three piece construction ??
Which is the meaning of the 55 marking ??

SC50 or SD70 bombs ??

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Grzesio » 18 Nov 2023 12:42

III means Güteklasse III = Three piece construction ??
Yes, III is for the quality class, meaning actually the weakest body construction rather than 3 pieces as such (class II bodies could also be made of three pieces). One can see a welded ogive piece as well as a letter K just under the III - so it's the SC 50 K.
13A on one of the bombs is a HE code (Amatol 50/50).
Which is the meaning of the 55 marking ??
It's for the elAZ (55) fuze.
And if you look closely, there are two lines of text visible at the rear part of the body - so the bombs in the background would be SBe 50, what is corroborated by the lack of stripes on their tail cones (SBe were painted green overall without other colour markings).

I wrote a blog article on German bombs markings, it's sadly not translated (yet), but maybe the Google translator will do the job: https://blogkaboom.blogspot.com/2020/01 ... y.html?m=1

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 19 Nov 2023 20:47

Thank you very much for your answer and for the link to your aticle. :wink:

I have not been able to read it in its entirety yet but it looks very interesting and I think it will be of great help to me in identifying German bombs... :)

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 29 Nov 2023 14:57

Hi all,

An image from Ebay. I would say a SC250 bombs but it is difficult to ensure for me from this angle

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 01 Dec 2023 21:30

Hi all,

An image from Ebay. It seems that in the first bomb to the left is can read "1700", so I suppose that these bombs are SD1700...

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Grzesio » 04 Dec 2023 12:01

Yes, they are marked with "D 1700".
I just wonder, when this photo was taken. I think, SD 1700 in all the photos (very few ;) ) I've seen, were marked with single colour stripes (apparently red for the SD class bomb) - as these here. There are, however, two manuals from mid and late 1942 describing the SD 1700 as marked with two colour, yellow-blue-yellow stripes. As well as a drawing showing the 1940 pattern of marking, with a yellow tail cone with blue stripes. The SD 1700s were no longer made after 1941 and they were apparently spent in 1942. On the other hand, the postwar OP 1666 describes the SD 1700 as marked with red stripes - but it's not the most reliable source. So it seems, the marking was changed at some point - apparently no earlier than the late 1942...?

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 05 Dec 2023 21:29

Thank you for your answer, Grzesio... :wink:

Here, another image from the same Ebay photo serie ...but I am not sure if these bombs are SD1700 or another model...

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Grzesio » 06 Dec 2023 14:30

I'd say, they are SC 1000 (shorter variant. not SC 1000 L 2).

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Re: Id. aerial bombs

Post by Sturm78 » 07 Dec 2023 11:34

Thank you, Grzesio.

Here another image from Ebay. I think a SC1800 with tail ring

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