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    Sd 4

    Here are some pictures of the SD 4.
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    Hi Ben
    I see the Black painted one is missing the steel pressed steel ring , on the tail , thats the third one ive seen in as many weeks with it missing .

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    Iam sorry Steve, but i got these" black ones" directly from the container when they were found. 50 % was with steel ring the other 50% without, so i am afraid that these SD 4 are original.

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    Hi Ben thats interesting because i had an SD4 last year where the ring had come unwelded (they are only spot welded and the rust had damaged the weld, when this ring was taken off it was exactly the same tail , i wonder if these could have been part completed! Did your two examples come from the same box ?
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    Yes, both types came from the same box, the yellow one (first picture not) i had 2 containers all packed the same, 50% with and 50% without, as you can see on the black one, they were all in a very good condition

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    Hi Ben thats very interesting as the black one look as though they have been undercoated , ready for the external paint ,to be applied and as these were a late war development (1944) i suspect that they were part finished bombs .

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    No Steve, they are not black, the metal has turned black, they were yellow, all of them, when i got them there was some yellow paint left, they are as they are , 2 differnt kinds of tails.

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    Hi Ben
    sorry i doughted the authenticity of this bomb its a late variation with this tail fin German bomb manual LDV4 200 is dated 1944
    Steve

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    If I then to allow me, I observed a few years ago maintaining a
    container filled with SD4 and what had drawn my attention was the
    perfect organization of the bomes between them
    Of course, for reasons of assembly between them, the empennage were of two types, exactely like those shown on your photograph
    Against the numerical cameras not having invaded the world yet, I do not have photographs of the container and I am not sure any more different provision of the empennage between the bombs
    Bombs are painted in yellow green

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    Here some bombs found in 2007 in Germany in a piece of a AB 500 Kg in a blown up ammo dump.
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    Regards Madbomber

    All Items of Live Ordnance posted by me have been disposed of by EOD.

 

 

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