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    Hi Kev.
    Very nice bombs. Can you show more pictures of AB 23 container?
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    Here are some more pictures of the AB23. The AB23 held 23 SD2's, 6 in the front compartment and 17 in the aft compartment. They were held in place by steel discs at the front and rear, together with connecting rods, these fell away when the container was blown open by the airburst fuze type 79. Hope you find the photos of intrest.

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    Ouuu nice, thanks a lot.
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    Ouuu nice, thanks a lot.
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    Your welcome Alex, glad you liked them,
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    Info special for Kev.
    About fuzes 41, 67, 70

    info about fuzes

    SD2 fuzes...........

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    folks just an advisory message the documents shown in the previous posts may be subject to copyright .The author is a member on bocn and i have contacted him to check its ok for his images to be shown on here .The full document on german fuzes is available to buy direct from Erhard Koch at http://www.munitionstech.com/index.html
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    did your container come from the same raid on grimsby ??
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    re container

    Anyway lets get back on topic,,did your container come from the same raid on grimsby ??
    Thanks Spotter,
    Unfortunately not, but it is of the type used in the raid. I think the AB23 was the container that was mainly used for the dropping of butterfly bombs in the uk, though I'm in the early stages of research on the subject. There were many other drop containers used the AB-24 (24 bombs), AB-70-3 (22 bombs), AB-70-5 (23 bombs), AB 250-1 (96 bombs), AB 250-2 (144 bombs) and AB 250-3 (108 Abombs) though these seem to have been used overseas. The butterfly bomb was also used extensively in Russia (Kursk and Stalingrad) it was also used in North Africa (El Alamein) and Italy (Anzio). It was dropped on Malta too.
    The butterfly bomb was also included in containers which dropped flares:- AB 250 KZ boden Container (3 bombs) and the 500 boden Container (6 bombs).
    I'm always looking for additional information on the subject.
    Hope this was of some intrest
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    'Hope this was of some interest'
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    Super thread mate! Keep up the good work fellas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterfly View Post
    Thanks Spotter,
    Unfortunately not, but it is of the type used in the raid. I think the AB23 was the container that was mainly used for the dropping of butterfly bombs in the uk, though I'm in the early stages of research on the subject. There were many other drop containers used the AB-24 (24 bombs), AB-70-3 (22 bombs), AB-70-5 (23 bombs), AB 250-1 (96 bombs), AB 250-2 (144 bombs) and AB 250-3 (108 Abombs) though these seem to have been used overseas. The butterfly bomb was also used extensively in Russia (Kursk and Stalingrad) it was also used in North Africa (El Alamein) and Italy (Anzio). It was dropped on Malta too.
    The butterfly bomb was also included in containers which dropped flares:- AB 250 KZ boden Container (3 bombs) and the 500 boden Container (6 bombs).
    I'm always looking for additional information on the subject.
    Hope this was of some intrest
    Kev
    Great stuff Kev, hurry up and write that book please, can't wait to order my copy!
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    The Messerschmitt BF 109 E and F can also carrier 96 bombs under it.
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