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Ww2 German bomb identification

Max

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Hello Group, I am looking for help identifying this piece of shrapnel. I am new to this forum and have seen similar pieces posted. It was retrieved from an outbuilding in a rural area close to where a German bomb exploded in 1941.
 

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Well not anything - Incendiary B1 and family may be excluded due to the size and shape of the fragments :p, buy beyond that these can be anything - and this forum is not the suitable place for identifying such artefacts.
Only a mettalurgical physico-chemical analysis could help you in narrowing the identification frame.
This, BTW is not a new practice. The Germans in 1940-41 did a number of physico-chemical analysis of some French Bombs enveloppes to try and understand their potential effects.
But to come back to your question - as Fusse2004 said quite rightly - this kind of artefact can be anything

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Hello Group, I am looking for help identifying this piece of shrapnel. I am new to this forum and have seen similar pieces posted. It was retrieved from an outbuilding in a rural area close to where a German bomb exploded in 1941.
The measurements and thickness would help.
 
Thickness 5cm
So This exlude the SC series - SC10, SC50 and SC250 walls were under 40mm maximal wall thickness and SC500 was over 60mm minimal wall thickness - quite a lot of other possibilities of German bombs remain, without forgetting aerial mines (though this fragment having been found in a rural area, we may probably exclude these last ones).
 
So This exlude the SC series - SC10, SC50 and SC250 walls were under 40mm maximal wall thickness and SC500 was over 60mm minimal wall thickness - quite a lot of other possibilities of German bombs remain, without forgetting aerial mines (though this fragment having been found in a rural area, we may probably exclude these last ones).
There is also the remnants of what looks like red and green paint visible.
 
Correction - some parts of the casing of some variant models of the SC250 could reach 60mm thickness
 
Hello colleagues! Everything that is written about the splinters is just speculation!!!! Only an examination of the material can provide clarity. The splinter can weigh between 50 kg and 2000 kg. In my opinion it is just a souvenir.;)
 
If this is UK then get hold of the ARP records or council records for the area and the Bomb Census data will have details of what fell where. That stops the pointless speculation on the bomb by using fragmentation to identify, (or rather not identify).
 
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