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    I have recently ordered copies of these folders from The National Archives:
    * AIR 2/7758 GENERAL AND WARLIKE STORES (Code B, 41): J.W. bombs for attack of ships in harbour: operational requirements
    * AIR 14/992 J.W. bomb for attacking ships
    * AVIA 19/693 500lb bomb type J.W: trials
    Last edited by Natter; 16th September 2017 at 11:25 AM.

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    This could also be of interest:
    * CSAC 80.4.81/G.28 Aircraft Bombs - 'J.W.' Oscillating Mine

    It's held at Oxford University, Nuffield College Library (I have no opportunity to visit/get a copye from there :-/ ).

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    A few images from MD1 negatives. They may be shown elsewhere:


    jwa1.jpgjwa2.jpgjwa3.jpgjwa4.jpgjwa5.jpgjwa6.jpg
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    Plus another minor component:


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    All these photos and documents are tremendous! Could someone post the dimensions of this bomb: overall length and main body diameter?

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    The JW prototype:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamk View Post
    Could someone post the dimensions of this bomb: overall length and main body diameter?
    Main body diameter: 15,25 inches
    Tailfin diameter: 17,25 inches
    Overall lenght: 72 inches

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    Some partial assembly drawings:
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    Practice bomb:
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