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    WW1 italian bomb ?

    Hi,


    Found on http://bibliotecavirtualdefensa.es
    Legend says (translated from spanish by Google) : The bomb has at its bottom a capsule to house poisonous gas.

    Does somebody has infos ?

    j_mmue_mue-209275_00001.jpg

    Regards,

    S.

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    This is a well known photo that raises a number of hard questions that still look for answer:
    First this is apparently not an Italian bomb (even if the Spanish legend at the back of the photo says elsewise) but an AustroHungarian one.
    Mystery Recto.jpgMystery Verso.jpg
    Italian bombs were built very differently, in a very typical way, with a shaft connecting the shell body with the fin/ring assembly
    The ultimate reference for Italian ww1 bombs is the "Gli Artigli delle Aquile" by Capellano, Di Martino and Marcuezzo edited by the Ufficio Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare, and it repertoriates (almost) all the bombs developed by the Italians (except a couple of instances of incendiary bombs developed in the field by Naval squadrons) .

    The fin assembly seems very close to the very typical one of the Austro Hungarian TNB (Traisen-Nacheilbombe) bombs but this bomb is neither the one of the 25kg nor the 60kg TNB bomb.
    60kg Treisen Nacheilbombe.jpg
    On the other hand it is very similar to the 50kg Skoda bombs that fell on the Venetian area in ww1
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    Last edited by Dreamk; 13th September 2017 at 02:14 PM.

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