Fuzing a mine RAF Scampton 1940







Reverse of photograph with description






Cookie recovered showing HE Filling##





500 lb Bomb dropped on Bonn






American 500 lb bomb with M102 nose fuze






German Experimental trepanner on a MC1000lb british bomb






Mainz bomb squad with 1,000lb british bomb






Rocket wrench





Ripon






ripon







Lecture room at ripon showing various Fuzes






Ripon






Painting bombs






V1 uxb in field





Captain Bowen Sheffield 1,000lb Hermann 9/2/85





RAF BD Cyprus






German bomb lying in field NOTE fuze cap still in place !







German SC500 Bomb







German bomb disposal unit Mainz?







American 500 lb bomb






American 500 lb bombs






Mainz bomb squad posing with bomb





Trepanner being fitted to a British bomb





Trepanner on British bomb






German bomb squad with british cookie ?





British 500 lb uncovered Koblenz 1941 with type 845 nose fuze







Preparing the bomb for defuzing







Freezing 845







Pouring liquid oxygen onto 845 fuze







Close up of funnel fitted to pour freezing mixture onto fuze








1,000Kg hermanns in captured bomb dump








German SC1800 with message







Aerial bomb run photograph Germany






type 17 instructional diagramme






type 17 lower clock detail






Bomb disposal 1944







Cyrpus bomb disposal squad







Trepanner







Trepanner







Freezing



Below is part of a vast collection of American mine clearance 1943 Pictures obtained recently










Picture shows a chemical horn mine in Trinidad, the mine had drifted from the Cape town South africa minefields in 1943, the photograph shows Fred J Rohan on the mine with William F Akin on the left.
My thanks to G. Mason for supplying the additional information
















































FZG 76 V1 oficial photographs







V1 part







V1 part







V1 part







part of V1







Radiator from V1







V1 regulator



Below are stills taken whilst being filmed for an updated DVD documentary on the 1970,s TV series Danger UXB filmed here in June2008






Filming an update of Danger UXB in 2008 SC50 and crabtree







Fitting a crabtree








Butterfly bomb hung up in hedge







Butterfly bomb in field







Comparison of SD2 size







SD2 hung up on fence







Another shot of the same bomb in grass







another shot of SD2 in grass field







SD2 laying in grass showing how difficult it was to spot.







Captain Griffiths with SD2 Eltham June 1943







The same officer handling SD2







Captain J r Griffiths at 25 BD coy HQ Eltham SE9 June 1943







Below are some xray of German bombs







(15)







(17)







(50)B Y fuze Batteries clearly shown







Sectioned Y fuze







(57)









(57) top section







Official RAF photograph showing UXB found in malta July 1940







130Lb HE Bomb found in Malta







43 Lb Incendiary bomb Malta 1940







43 Lb incendiary bomb Malta 1940







250 Lb HE bomb Malta 1940











German 1,800 Kg Satan






American GI,s posing next to a 1,000Kg Hermann







German armourers standing next to a 1,000Kg Hermann that has been daubed with messages relating to Chamberlain and Churchill





German Airmen sitting on 1,000Kg Hermann





Reverse of picture dated 1941






Digging out a V2 rocket nose cone







German parachute mine type c







Close up shot of C type mine







C type Parachute mine chute







British 22,000Lb Block Buster ?







Recovered 500 lb low drag bombs Falkland islands 1983







Argentianian dropped 500 lb bomb on Ajax bay hospital Falkland islands







Far east Bomb disposal group with 500Kg



British No37 pistol being extracted







































These pictures below are kindly supplied by Harry Wehner for which I thank him for allowing me to publish them





2x SC 250 Kg Holland 2010





British 500Lb with a no 17 pistol





Holland 2010





Holland 2010





Close up of the 17 pistol Holland 2010



The next series of pictures show a British Gp500 being cleared































Extraction of a British 1000lb GP bomb note the ring shaft which replaced the Timber shaft that was used in the 1940,s its one big drawback was that the shaft had to be centrally cited over the bomb , as there is no way to be able to break out of the shaft if the bomb was not central.
The only one left in the UK (due to the MOD scrapping them in the 70,s ) can be seen at the Royal Engineers museum , Prince Arthur Road
Chatham ( a link is on my links page.). this ring shaft was kindly donated by the Dutch EOD.and consists of 3 concentric rings that are placed inside each other , down to the required depth, this replaced the old wooden shaft , that was very labour intensive to erect and fit.







































Pictures below US 500 Lb kruft Germany 2010