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Old 12-30-2011, 10:14 AM
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B-24 Liberator Bombs

I would like to know what bombs were used on the liberator, tried a few google searches but couldnt really come up with anything definitive. Looking for the most common types as well as the most interesting ones
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The ones that go BOOM
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:33 AM
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I would guess that most were 200 or 500 pound GP (general purpose) bombs. Those were the most common type of the war for U.S. bombers.

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Old 12-30-2011, 10:41 AM
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HAH! Yes indeed I am finding some stuff now -

bomb metric english
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M-30 45 kilograms 100 pounds
M-31 135 kilograms 300 pounds
M-34 225 kilograms 500 pounds
M-44 450 kilograms 1,000 pounds
M-34 900 kilograms 2,000 pounds
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Later in the war, this series was replaced by improved GP bombs:
bomb metric english
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M-57 113 kilograms 250 pounds
M-64 225 kilograms 500 pounds
M-65 450 kilograms 1,000 pounds
M-66 900 kilograms 2,000 pounds
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:42 AM
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Hmnnnn .... down the (Google) rabbit hole. No idea but I found an interesting chart: Aerial Bombs B-17 unit but standard bombs.
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yeah saw that one

You would think there would be pics up the wazoo out there of these types of bombs.... but nooooo.....
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hot dang - found some great pics in my B-29 superfortress walk around book I got for xmas

Thanks for suggesting those Rick!
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This might be helpful to you: Bomb Reference -
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thanks! will check it out
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