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Offline zavod44

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German PuW bombs
« on: September 21, 2014, 01:55:11 AM »
Does anyone have any good reference on German bombs? I don't like the fins on the bombs in the WNW Gotha kit and I was looking to replace them with something thinner.  However if I cut them off I would like to have good reference on what exactly they looked like.  On the larger bombs, if looking at the rear of the bomb, is a square hole formed by the offset interlock of the fins?  On the WNW bombs it's a solid square.  But I don't think that may be the actual look of the bomb in real life.  Can anyone help with a picture or a good drawing of any of these bombs?


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Re: German PuW bombs
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2014, 04:34:25 PM »



Note this picture- the fin detail on the largest on the right. You can see the hollow square detail that you request.The hollow is not vey deep though.






Zavod44-

Do these help you?

These were on display at the Brussels Air Museum.
They look pretty much original.
Noteworthy is the white stencil on one of the tail fins in the last picture.

I don't know whether the stencil is original or not?

Perhaps someone else may have a wartime photograph which can confirm whether this detail was present or not?
« Last Edit: September 28, 2014, 01:38:38 AM by Dave in Dubai »

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Re: German PuW bombs
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2014, 11:46:13 AM »
This is exactly with I needed, it's fantastic, thank you very much!

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Re: German PuW bombs
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2014, 11:49:06 AM »
Nice photos Dave, very useful, thanks
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Re: German PuW bombs
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2014, 12:09:29 PM »
Do you think the smaller bombs with three fins have the same type of thing?  I would assume....

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Re: German PuW bombs
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2014, 05:43:17 AM »


The smaller three fin bombs have a triangular shaped hollow end...hope this is evident in the photo?

Hope this answers your question? :)

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Re: German PuW bombs
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2014, 12:00:44 PM »
You have a modellers eye for detail Dave  ;)
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Re: German PuW bombs
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2014, 03:15:14 PM »
Glad the photographs are of help,

Was fortunate that I have been able to visit the museum twice in the last week to take the pictures requested.

Best wishes and happy modelling,

Dave in Dubai :)

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Re: German PuW bombs
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2014, 02:38:20 AM »
thanks, this is really great....

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Re: German PuW bombs
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2017, 02:05:37 AM »
I'm wondering if we can add to this, does anyone have any details of the racks for the smaller bombs?

Wingnut Wings has this image:



The rack is a part of the 100Hp Mercedes D.II sprue: http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/productdetail?productid=3151&cat=1

This is the rack for the Prufanstalt und Werft bombs

I would like to add an empty rack to a Roland C.II I'm going to build. I can buy the engine sprue from WNW, having had experience of their Cooper bomb rack I may scratchbuild one

Does anyone have any good photos of an empty rack (there may be one on the WNW site for one of the other aeroplanes) or (long shot) a drawing of it?

Richard
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