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Old 24-01-22, 03:25
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Default Very Funny Story, if true.....

Gentlemen: A friend of mine shot this over to me this morning, so I thought I'd share it with y'all. Enjoy Robert
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Old 24-01-22, 21:46
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Perhaps it was dropped by a Mosquito?
The wooden wonder ? 😀
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Old 25-01-22, 08:20
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I’ve read this one elsewhere, not sure if it really happened.

At a place near to me the Germans practiced their bomber crews by letting them drop concrete bombs on a sand mound in the shape of a ship. The practice bombs can still be seen today.

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Old 25-01-22, 08:30
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Default Wood For Wood: The Riddle Of The Wooden Bombs

Some people have delved deep into this subject. One even wrote a book about it…

https://leadstories.com/hoax-alert/2...kely-true.html

https://airminded.org/2012/01/21/the...-bombs-return/

https://www.forces.net/heritage/hist...ecoy-airfields

But couldn’t the wooden bomb be a practice bomb like the concrete ones?

“Pictured: The "fake bomb" that found fame on social media discovered at the Airborne Museum (Sainte Mère Église) in France | Credit: Airborne Museum - Sainte Mère Eglise – Normandy France”
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Old 25-01-22, 17:32
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Default Practice

Looks much too sophisticated to have been made just to drop on the opposition's dummy airfields.

More likely a practice bomb, as you say, Hanno. Wooden artillery rounds were common for practice - why not wooden practice bombs? Cheap and quick to manufacture. It has a metal sheathed nose by the looks of it. I wonder if there is a cavity in the back for a smoke pot or similar?

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Old 25-01-22, 19:13
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What would they have used for training personnel in loading bomb trailers, general handling procedures or loading various aircraft?

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