1 Kg upwards Including development information




UXB Sign found in a Kent police station







A typical German bomb sectioned showing fuze pocket 1 or 2 could be fitted to the larger 250Kg and above bombs,this example is the SD50Kg with a (25) fuze.


TIMELINE FOR GERMAN BOMBS and WHEN READY FOR USE


1933

B1 E Electron Incendiary Bomb
SD 10 fragmentation Bomb
SC 50 High Explosive Bomb
SC 250 High Explosive Bomb


1935


SC 500 High Explosive Bomb


1936

LMA Mine 500 Kg
LMB Mine 1,000KG


1938


LT5 Torpedo
SD 50 Multi Purpose Bomb


1939


BL3 3LB Incendiary bomb
SD 500 Multi Purpose Bomb
PC 500 Armour piercing Bomb


1940


SD 2 Butterfly bomb
S Be 50 Concrete Bomb
PC 500 Armour Piercing bomb with Rocket attachment
RS 500
SC 1,000
SD 1700
SC 1700
PC 1400 Armour Piercing
Flam c 500
Flam c 500


1941

B2 E Z
SP C 50
SP C 500
SD 250
PC 1,000
SB 2,500
BM 1,000


1942


SD 1
SD 4 Hl
SD 70
SD 1,000
PC 1400X


1943


Brand C 50
Brand C250
SD9 Converted 88mm Shells
SD 15 Converted 105 mm Shells
Brand 10
SB 1,000
SC 2,000
PD 500
PD 1,000

It appears that from 1944 onwards no new airdropped bombs were being developed !
and that Hitler was still obsessed with his Terror weapons programme Ie the FZG76 doodlebug or V1 Rocket , which was first fired at the UK in 1944 then the V2 rocket the first interballatic missile again fired at London late 1944 then there were other weapons being developed , V3 , V4
Information from Lecture by E A Marquard.





Sc 50 (op1666)







SC500 (Op1666)







Hermann 1,000Kg







Hermann , less fuze (RE Museum) Chatham






Typical markings on a Hermann , (RE Museum) Chatham








filler cap from a Hermann trawled up off Sark ,bomb was blown by Royal navy bomb disposal team 2007.






From Hermann trawled up off Sark 2007



Close up side view of filler cap







Hermann Ive been reliably informed by Chris is at Bloemendal Dutch
Coast







Side view of arming head , this attached to the bomb whilst in its rack







Front view of arming head







German arming unit







Arming unit side view







Arming unit fitted to 50kg (Occupation Museum Guernsey)








side view of the smallest bomb dropped on the UK consisting of a mortar bomb and simple impact nose fuze AZ(73)A2







Side view with fuze unscrewed (bakelite gaine not fitted to this fuze)







Tail end of SD1







Front view of SD1 clearly showing impact fuze











German SD2 Butterfly bomb shown in armed condition as found after a raid







SD2B







Top view of Drouges##



AB250 for Sd2 butterfly bombs







Fuze pocket with (79)a airburst fuze in place









Side view of pocket




AB 500 Container







AB Container (MS col)







Position of components laid out (MS col )







Fuze pocket for AB500 Container with its (69) fuze fitted in the side.







Shear wire block removed







Inside fuze pocket







Top view showing (89) B fuze Note unmarked charging plate !







Single pin charging head, torn away from aircraft ?







Charging head












Delay element of the (69) fuze







Shear wire shown, which fitted to the bottom of the fuze pocket.







Diagram of Fuze pocket










In 1941 a few German bombs were fitted with Screamers these consisted of either cardboard tubes attached to the tails of 50 Kg bombs Or modified German ww1 bayonet scabbards were modified and attached to the tails










Charging head from a crashed Heinkel 111 bomber deliberately rammed by an unarmed training aircraft on a night training exercise near Burford