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
B1 E Electron Incendiary Bomb
SD 10 fragmentation Bomb
SC 50 High Explosive Bomb
SC 250 High Explosive Bomb
SC 500 High Explosive Bomb
LMA Mine 500 Kg
LMB Mine 1,000KG
SD 50 Multi Purpose Bomb
BL3 3LB Incendiary bomb
SD 500 Multi Purpose Bomb
PC 500 Armour piercing Bomb
SD 2 Butterfly bomb
S Be 50 Concrete Bomb
PC 500 Armour Piercing bomb with Rocket attachment
PC 1400 Armour Piercing
Flam c 500
Flam c 500
B2 E Z
SP C 50
SP C 500
SD 4 Hl
Brand C 50
SD9 Converted 88mm Shells
SD 15 Converted 105 mm Shells
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)
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
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
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 ?
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