Bombs carried by Italian Stukas

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Bombs carried by Italian Stukas

Post by Brendan » Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:48 pm

Apologies if this is a dumb question, but did Italian Stukas use Italian bombs or German ones? Thanks!

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Post by Stefano » Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:55 am

Both.
As at an early stage Italian heavy bombs hadn't the belt to be horizontally loaded, Italians bought stocks of SD 50, 100, 250, 500 and even 1000 kgs German bombs, the first two for wing racks. Once the device was provided for Italian products, national bombs of 50 (wings) and 250 kgs (belly) were used. Italian 500 kgs, or heavier, bombs were never loaded as they were too long for Ju.87s.

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Stefano wrote:P.S. Never a question is dumb! :)
Exactly! And it so happens to be a good question with a good response! When I was at the UofT TAing undergrads, I would make a point of mentioning to the undergrads that the only dumb question was the one they didn't ask. I believe this is what distnguishes those that get ahead and those that don't ie., asking and knowing.
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Post by Brendan » Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:02 pm

Thanks for your help! I've got three Pichiatelli in the stash, and I found some 1:48 resin Italian bombs. I think they'll do nicely.

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Post by François » Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:18 am

1/48 resin Italian bombs?? What company do them? My research have not produced any results.....

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1:48 Italian Bombs

Post by Aeroal » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:17 am

Francois,

1:48 Italian bombs are produced by Belcher Bits of Canada.

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Post by François » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:42 am

Thank you! Found them!!!!!!

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Post by Ulrich22 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:01 am

Hello Francois,

the Belcher bits Bombs are really a good choice.

I have also bought them some months ago.

But you should know that the noses of all the bombs (100/250/500 kg) are a little bit too hemispherical, compared to historic photographs or the manual, which MauroG recently found on the Net: http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/ref ... -Italy.pdf (Another topic in this forum: bomb colors).

For my bombs, I think, I will remanufacture the noses with self-turned metal parts... But grinding a bit will also be effective!

Best regards and happy modelling,

Ulrich

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Post by François » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:38 am

Thanks for the advice!

I will probably sand them to shape, and since I wanted to try resin casting for a while, this looks like a good starter project!

François!

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Post by Ulrich22 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:12 am

Hello Francois,

resin casting is also a good idea...

Good luck & happy modelling!

Ulrich

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