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    Hi all,

    I would like to ask if record "2x 250 lb LD (3)" would stand for "Long Delay" bomb set to explode with delay 3 hours? I have seen the number changing from about 2 to 10.

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    Pavel
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    Possibly more correctly it might be the Bomb Fuze with the Long Delay,but I can understand why it would be written as LD Bomb for simplicity.

    ABNORMAL = FACTORIES, RAILWAY YARDS, DOCKYARDS 14 x 1000 lb GP/HE bombs using both impact and long delay (up to 144 hours) fuses
    Some interesting Ordnance information on this website Pavel (this is where the above quote is from)

    https://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/multi...ters-bomb-load

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    Hi bvs,
    many thanks for your reply. "Long Delay bomb" is my own composition but I fully agree that more correct would be "bomb with long delay fuse"
    Thanks also for useful link.

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
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