I think its very interesting that the Germans were the first to use cluster bombs units. Unfortunately they did not produce enough of them to really effect the war on the Eastern Front. The modern military have found them very useful and they are used alot more often and have proven their worth. IMO If more had been produced and used by the Germans I think it would have had a larger impact on the combat there.I am refering to the AB 250 container that carried 225 of the SD 1 2.2 lbs fragmentation bombs. It was shaped like a bomb itself. It had a detonator that opened the container and scattered the bomblets spreading them out over a large area. Apparenty when used they were very devastating .Early in the war the Germans captured over 1 million French 2lb bomblets. But they recycled them to get the copper out of them. What a waste of useful munitions. But I guess they didn't figure back then that they would need them in fighting the Soviets LOL. Some of the info I have is from the book "Spearhead for Blitzkreig" by General der Flieger Paul Deichmann. As to the French bomblets, the Luftwaffe General Staff released them for scrap without consulting the field forces. Im not sure why the French hadn't used them. Heres a little more info from the book: In 1943 the present author commanded Air Division 1 operating in the central area of Russian. On one occassion units of the division employed these bombs during an attack on a wooded area where Russian troops had assembled prior to an attack. Afterwards German troops entered the wooded area without encountering resistance and found what could be termed,in the truest sense, a "dead man's wood".