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    Bomb Identification

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    Christ that a big one.

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    Looks like it was inert filled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by khanmak View Post
    Looks like it was inert filled?
    Yes, the news story says it was filled with concrete.

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    Whatever it is, it needs repaired and displayed somewhere.
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    12,000 lb Tallboy at a guess.

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    I'm going for grand slam as stood next to one comparing with guy next to it

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    Yes - I had about the size of a Tallboy. Dont think its big enough for a Grand Slam. The lug arrangements look British. Looks like it had been deliberately dumped there as the lifting lugs are dead even & central. I expect it will be dumped. Odd find in an odd location!

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    The object in the photos might be a dummy or experimental item, but is neither a Tallboy nor Grand Slam.

    Both Tallboy and Grand Slam were devoid of lifting lugs, and were loaded and held in the aircraft bomb bay by a cradle. Lugs would have caused precession (wobbling) of the bombs as they attained terminal velocity. Even without lugs precession was a problem discovered in early Tallboy trials over the New Forest, and one that Barnes Wallis had to solve before the bombs could be accepted for service.
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    The wall thickness looks to be too thin for a Tallboy or Grand Slam.

    They were built as very robust bombs to achieve the designed penetration. They also had steel points on the front of the casing.

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