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    Hello!
    I have a simple question, I hope...

    When in 1943 Wellingtons were commonly used in Gardening operations what was their bombload?
    I know that usually they used to take 2 bombs/plants for a single mining action.
    What was their weight?

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    Gregory

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    1000 lb (about 450 Kg) each

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    RAF Armoured Car Companies 1920-45 http://www.rafacciraq.com/

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    Thank you for a quick reply!

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    Have a look at www.bombercrew.com and navigate via Bomber Command-Mining- Gardening where there is an illustration of an airborne mine and some explanation. The device weighed about 1500 lb but I think that included an extra fairing for some a/c and a stabilising parachute
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    WOW!
    That`s a really good hint!
    This page seems to be really cool and very useful.
    Thanks a lot...

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