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Bombs 28 Feb 2017 11:27 #11

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This was hanging under the wing of Hendons Sunderland

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Bombs 28 Feb 2017 12:48 #12

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250 pound Depth Charge Mark 11* as indicated by the two suspension lugs welded on the underside enabling carriage on US bomb racks.
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Bombs 28 Feb 2017 13:57 #13

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Tall boy?
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Bombs 28 Feb 2017 17:31 #14

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The RAF also designated Nuclear Weapons in the Kiloton range as Medium Capacity,MC....Stand clear!

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Yes, Tallboy 12,000 pound bomb.

Of interest is the Type H Bomb Trolley also used with different adapters for the 22,000 pound bomb Grand Slam.

The trolley has rear wheel steering and hydraulic brakes. A bucket seat at the rear allowed an operator to cling on and operate brakes and steering.

The lifting cradle has a 4000 pound capacity bomb hoist on each corner. These consisted of a winding mechanism and a wire steel flexible cable wound around an internal drum. The mechanism was low geared with a planetary system internally so many turns of the handle had to be made to wind in the cable and lift the bomb.

Post war, some bright spark, seeing a surplus of 2000 and 4000 pound capacity bomb hoists decided to adopt them for installing and removing engines from the HP Victor aircraft. The engine tradesmen, being wimps, had bolt-on electrical motors with octopus umbilical s to plug into adjacent electrical supplies but the poor old armourer still had to service the things and it was a pain!
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Likewise on VC-10's.
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Bombs 26 Sep 2017 20:29 #17

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Some assorted ordnamce stored in couple of the bays in Elvingtons T2 Hangar

I spot a Fireflash and some cluster bombs among this lot
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Bombs 06 Feb 2018 11:40 #18

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I was asked the other day about bomb types on Halifaxs in 1944/45

The person asked, after seeing notes in a log book and diary, about amerian bombs being carried by the Halifaxs.

Was this common?

Did it present issues of compatibility to the armourers and bomb aimers?

What bomb types were used?
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Bombs 06 Feb 2018 14:00 #19

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I recently found these 'somewhere' in North Yorkshire !







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Practice bomb Palm Springs air museum

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