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    Default NDT bombs ?

    Dear all,

    On a 7 Sqn ORB was written “16 x 500 lb. N.D.T Bombs”. I never found the meaning of N.D.T…
    “not delayed timed” ?

    Best to all
    Gildas

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    ND definitely stands for nose, delay and I half remember that the T indicates an anti handling device to prevent enemy bomb disposal interfering with the fuse

    Therefore a 500lb bomb with a nose mounted delay action fuse. This is slightly odd as most delayed action fuses were tail mounted, but the manual is clear that ND bombs existed and were used.

    Can someone confirm the T

    Chris

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    Nose Delay Tail clockwork ?

    Mojmir

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    Default Re: NDT bombs ?

    Many thanks Chris and Mojmir. This wasn't an easy one !
    On October 1997, our local bomb disposal made explode a 250lbs bomb with a mod. 17 fuse (with red paint) that I had found some weeks before on the crash site of Beaufort W6493 on Saint-Pabu (Finistère, France) on 15 Febr. 1941. I still have the video I took of this particular "neutralization", the hay cover climbing fastly to the top of the nearest tree and coming down slowly.
    I do have kept two or three recovered fragments of "my" bomb.
    Thanks again
    Gildas

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