Welcome to the Inert Ordnance Collectors.
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26

Thread: R.L 112lb Bomb

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    100
    Thanks
    33
    Thanked 52 Times in 21 Posts

    R.L 100lb Bomb

    I have acquired an Royal Laboratories 100lb bomb and I would like to get some dimensions so I can manufacture some fins; can anyone help?
    Last edited by dodgydave; 3rd October 2016 at 06:36 PM. Reason: Blunder!

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    100
    Thanks
    33
    Thanked 52 Times in 21 Posts
    Some photos; One showing the 4 rivets for the fins.


    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by spotter; 7th October 2016 at 11:45 AM. Reason: please refrain from using off site image hosts ,by using the on site image uploader images remain permanent for future members

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Paris
    Posts
    364
    Thanks
    67
    Thanked 408 Times in 163 Posts
    There were various developments of the RL 112lb HE - here are the main steps, including dimensions (look at the name of each of these pictures for an exact identification of the Mark represented)
    112lb RL MkVIII.jpg112lb HE RL MkVIIC section.jpg112lb MkV, VI, VII data.jpg112lb MkV, VI, VII.jpg112lb MkV.jpg112lb MkVI.jpg112lb MkVII.jpg112lb MkVIII.jpgAttachment 126565112lb RL MkV Plan.jpg112lb RL MkVIII Plan.jpg

  4. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Dreamk For This Useful Post:

    Burney Davis (6th October 2016), dodgydave (6th October 2016), proditto (19th September 2017), RichardB (7th October 2016)

  5. #4
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    kent
    Posts
    1,385
    Images
    4
    Thanks
    468
    Thanked 835 Times in 383 Posts
    If my memory serves me right there was one of these outside the library at DEODS lodge hill camp.... 8 wonder if that went to the scrap man

  6. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    100
    Thanks
    33
    Thanked 52 Times in 21 Posts
    Thanks for these Dreamk. Still uncertain whether it's a 100 or 112lb. I thought only the 100 had rivet-on fins. I'll do some measurements, but these pictures should do nicely. Again, many thanks.

  7. #6
    Ordnance Approved
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Eck en Wiel, NL
    Posts
    523
    Thanks
    68
    Thanked 206 Times in 95 Posts
    Millsbomber,

    It is now in front of the new EODTIC Building in Bicester


    Reards,

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

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Chris For This Useful Post:

    millsbomber (2nd October 2019)

  9. #7
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Meon Valley, UK
    Posts
    583
    Images
    83
    Thanks
    427
    Thanked 220 Times in 98 Posts
    Here's one I can measure for you.

    112lb RLBrit 1024.jpg


  10. The Following User Says Thank You to RichardB For This Useful Post:

    wichitaslumlord (2nd October 2019)

  11. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    100
    Thanks
    33
    Thanked 52 Times in 21 Posts
    Hi RichardB, that's one nice example you have there! Mine has a different fixing method for the fins, so possibly is a 100lb, not a 112lb? I'll get back to you! Cheers.

  12. #9
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    kent
    Posts
    1,385
    Images
    4
    Thanks
    468
    Thanked 835 Times in 383 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Millsbomber,

    It is now in front of the new EODTIC Building in Bicester


    Reards,

    Chris
    Thanks Chris it's nice to know it's ok

  13. #10
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Kent, England
    Posts
    1,888
    Thanks
    441
    Thanked 822 Times in 363 Posts
    Great find Dave. John
    Author of 'British Rifle Grenades of the Great War'

 

 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top