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    Default SBC/Cluster bombs

    Does any one know how many 4 lb incendiaries were in the No: 14, 15 and 17 cluster bombs.

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    The No 14 had 106 bombs. There were 150 in either the 15 or 16 (Bombs Gone by MacBean & Hogbean doesn't have the best index nor an easy reference list)

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    Default Cluster incendiaries.

    Thanks Amrit for your help. The 17 is the M-17 American cluster incendiary. 6 Group RCAF used some of these in late 1944 and 45. Apparently all these bombs were dropped whole and then spilled open as they neared the ground, much different from the SBC's where they spilled out of the container that never left the aircraft.

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