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Reggiane Re.2002 and anti-personnel bombs under the wings
Milan Petr
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Hi all,
Seeking a photo or drawing, as was linked to seven pieces of anti - personnel bombs type 12.Mtr, under the wing Re.2002






Thank you for your help and sorry for my bad English ...


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sandokan
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Hi!
The bomblet anti-personnell should be the standard ordance 12 Kg, as shown in this image (number 5 from left). At the moment no more info , sorry.
I hope helped you
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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=809808649060578&set=o.53942547471&type=1&theater
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Another website full of info and manual.
Take a look here and download the pdf at page 2 : "1953 Italian and french ordnance".

http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/weapons-systems-tech-/italian-guns-15397-2.html

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Milan Petr
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Hi!
Thank you for the link to the manual. I managed to find a photo on a stack of four bombs.




It is possible that the volume of seven pieces of the temporary field adjustment? On another plane, I have not seen that yet .....


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Hi nalimrtep!
The photograph you posted is a well known one and should be a stack of four classic 50Kg. type italian ordance. Likely they managed different combination of bomb or bomblet load depending of situation running. Actually the italian bombs most known and depicted on pictures are the classic 50-100-250-500Kg. There is a significant lack of info and evidence about use of different ones and any other combination. I hope could be re-discovered more photographs on the argument, special way by private collect.
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Milan Petr
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Hi!
Ok,I'll hang as if after throw bombs remained in the package. With a colleague, we solved if it were so, or jettison occurred due to disconnection of any volume. Thanks for your help.

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Hi Milan,

The cluster in the second picture you posted is actually made of four "bomba 15 M" (15kg each). Have a look at page 10 fig. 14 of the "Italian and French Explosive Ordnance" Sandokan directed you to.

You might also be interested to the "Italian Bombs and Fuzes by Royal Engineers UK 1948" available here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/138235345/Italian-Bombs-and-Fuzes-by-Royal-Engineers-UK-1948#scribd. Look at pages 360-361.

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Mauro
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Hi Mauro,
Thanks for the link, I have it available.
I am looking for how the bombs (12 Mtr.) were tied up. He was discard as a whole or reach fall apart at pieces?

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Actually, I do not know. I guess that after release the cluster band would unwrap so that the single 12 Mtr bombs could disperse in flight and cover a wide area on the ground. But I have no encountered yet any record or evidence it worked that way.

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Milan Petr
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Hi Mauro,
Thank you for your willingness. I have no idea how it was constructed mechanism allowing disconnection. I'll probably standard curtain ....

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Thanks a lot Mauro for your help!
The argument is really awesome!
Have a nice day Milan and Mauro
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Milan Petr wrote:
Hi Mauro,

I am looking for how the bombs (12 Mtr.) were tied up. He was discard as a whole or reach fall apart at pieces?

Milan


The following pages come from an armourers' manual. The text is in Italian, and rather complex itself, but pictures are rather intuitive.






The bombs were tied with a belt. A lock (fig. 171) was opened by a cord at a certain distance from the wing rack and the fuses were activated once the bombs are freed.

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Milan Petr
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Hi Stefano,
it is excellent. Thank you very much. I can still ask for a front-page manual or its exact name?

Milan
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Happy to be of any help to you. I haven't got any picture of the front page, but this is the first page.



I guess the original book is currently held at the Archives of Stato Maggiore Aeronautica, in Rome. The pages above are in Chapter V.
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Thank you.

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