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2,000 lb Bomb

Discussion in 'Allied Bomber Planes' started by Jim, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. Jim

    Jim Active Member

    Sep 1, 2006
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    Britain's growing strength in the air was the most hopeful factor in the early stages of the war. New bombs were not only causing havoc in Germany, but giving the Nazi leaders more than a headache. Britain held the record for the biggest and most powerful bomb to be dropped over Germany, one designed by Squadron Leader R. H. Garner. Having created this weapon, he flew with it to Germany and dropped it on Emden. "He had gone," said Lord Beaverbrook on April 23rd, "in pursuit of aviation, to see the bomb straight through to its final destination. That was the bomb which created so much interest in Germany and this country. It was the biggest bomb ever flung out of a bomber."

    An idea of the size and power of the BOMB may be gathered from this picture, it was a monster weighing 2,000 lb. Seen here being sat on by a Unknown 359th BS Ground Crewman.

  2. -Spitfire-

    -Spitfire- New Member

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    That is a very big bomb! It even doesn't looks like a bomb.
    Thanks for sharing.


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