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    British 1000 lb bomb in The Netherlands

    Just posted a picture in the main gallery of the british 1000 lb bomb which we have in the Nederlands Vesting Museum (city of Naarden, Holland).
    The bomb was one of a number duly aimed by the Royal Air Force 1000 lbs bom kazZ-DSCN9345.jpgfor a german division staff in hotel 'Bosch van Bredius' in Naarden on March 21, 1945. The hotel was destroyed. This particular bomb did not expode (obviously) and was recovered in 1973. After being taken care of by EOD specialists it was put on display in the museum.
    Now it is in need of some restoration and a new display. In order to give the tamed beast its original looks I seek information about the color scheme, texts and various technical details.
    I will be grateful if any reader could help me in this.
    Wim van Westerop
    curator - Nederlands Vesting Museum - Naarden city, Holland.
    email: westerop-wim@hotmail.com

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    Hello Wim! I would have that for you! Harry
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    Search always English and US Bomb Fuzes!

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    Here some more.
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    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by military EOD personnel .

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    Since I've seen him in the museum, and the detonator did see sit, I wondered whether he was ordnance. so I have a picture of the detonator taken to convince myself that he was empty.
    But if he by the eod contract, you assume
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    Last edited by 3in; 9th March 2011 at 04:47 PM.

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    With many thanks to some of you who advised me concerning the colors and various technicalities of the 1,000 lb MC aerial bomb I like to report that we finished the restoration some time ago. The soft metal tail section (often ruined on impact) was getting rust damage and was duly repaired and reintalled, and some more repairs were done. The bomb was given its original colors and stencelings after which it was put on display again in the Nederlands Vestingmuseum (Dutch Fortress Museum) in Naarden (Netherlands). I attach a few pictures to get the idea.
    Some people might think it a little off topic amidst the 16th-19th century scenery. However, it is just about the most convincing object to mark the definite end
    of the military value of fortified cities .... DSCN0146-a.jpgDSCN0110a.jpgDSCN0106a.jpg

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    Andysarmoury (19th April 2020), rcaf53 (13th February 2014), spotter (8th March 2012), wichitaslumlord (19th April 2020)

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    Nice restoration. Wish I had one......
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    What an impressive restoration and Exhibit piece!

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    Superb restoration and it would be great in my collection of WW2 RAF bombtails.

 

 

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