Fuzing a mine RAF Scampton 1940

Reverse of photograph with description

Cookie recovered showing HE Filling##

500 lb Bomb dropped on Bonn

American 500 lb bomb with M102 nose fuze

German Experimental trepanner on a MC1000lb british bomb

Mainz bomb squad with 1,000lb british bomb

Rocket wrench



Lecture room at ripon showing various Fuzes


Painting bombs

V1 uxb in field

Captain Bowen Sheffield 1,000lb Hermann 9/2/85

RAF BD Cyprus

German bomb lying in field NOTE fuze cap still in place !

German SC500 Bomb

German bomb disposal unit Mainz?

American 500 lb bomb

American 500 lb bombs

Mainz bomb squad posing with bomb

Trepanner being fitted to a British bomb

Trepanner on British bomb

German bomb squad with british cookie ?

British 500 lb uncovered Koblenz 1941 with type 845 nose fuze

Preparing the bomb for defuzing

Freezing 845

Pouring liquid oxygen onto 845 fuze

Close up of funnel fitted to pour freezing mixture onto fuze

1,000Kg hermanns in captured bomb dump

German SC1800 with message

Aerial bomb run photograph Germany

type 17 instructional diagramme

type 17 lower clock detail

Bomb disposal 1944

Cyrpus bomb disposal squad




Below is part of a vast collection of American mine clearance 1943 Pictures obtained recently

Picture shows a chemical horn mine in Trinidad, the mine had drifted from the Cape town South africa minefields in 1943, the photograph shows Fred J Rohan on the mine with William F Akin on the left.
My thanks to G. Mason for supplying the additional information

FZG 76 V1 oficial photographs

V1 part

V1 part

V1 part

part of V1

Radiator from V1

V1 regulator

Below are stills taken whilst being filmed for an updated DVD documentary on the 1970,s TV series Danger UXB filmed here in June2008

Filming an update of Danger UXB in 2008 SC50 and crabtree

Fitting a crabtree

Butterfly bomb hung up in hedge

Butterfly bomb in field

Comparison of SD2 size

SD2 hung up on fence

Another shot of the same bomb in grass

another shot of SD2 in grass field

SD2 laying in grass showing how difficult it was to spot.

Captain Griffiths with SD2 Eltham June 1943

The same officer handling SD2

Captain J r Griffiths at 25 BD coy HQ Eltham SE9 June 1943

Below are some xray of German bombs



(50)B Y fuze Batteries clearly shown

Sectioned Y fuze


(57) top section

Official RAF photograph showing UXB found in malta July 1940

130Lb HE Bomb found in Malta

43 Lb Incendiary bomb Malta 1940

43 Lb incendiary bomb Malta 1940

250 Lb HE bomb Malta 1940

German 1,800 Kg Satan

American GI,s posing next to a 1,000Kg Hermann

German armourers standing next to a 1,000Kg Hermann that has been daubed with messages relating to Chamberlain and Churchill

German Airmen sitting on 1,000Kg Hermann

Reverse of picture dated 1941

Digging out a V2 rocket nose cone

German parachute mine type c

Close up shot of C type mine

C type Parachute mine chute

British 22,000Lb Block Buster ?

Recovered 500 lb low drag bombs Falkland islands 1983

Argentianian dropped 500 lb bomb on Ajax bay hospital Falkland islands

Far east Bomb disposal group with 500Kg

British No37 pistol being extracted

These pictures below are kindly supplied by Harry Wehner for which I thank him for allowing me to publish them

2x SC 250 Kg Holland 2010

British 500Lb with a no 17 pistol

Holland 2010

Holland 2010

Close up of the 17 pistol Holland 2010

The next series of pictures show a British Gp500 being cleared

Extraction of a British 1000lb GP bomb note the ring shaft which replaced the Timber shaft that was used in the 1940,s its one big drawback was that the shaft had to be centrally cited over the bomb , as there is no way to be able to break out of the shaft if the bomb was not central.
The only one left in the UK (due to the MOD scrapping them in the 70,s ) can be seen at the Royal Engineers museum , Prince Arthur Road
Chatham ( a link is on my links page.). this ring shaft was kindly donated by the Dutch EOD.and consists of 3 concentric rings that are placed inside each other , down to the required depth, this replaced the old wooden shaft , that was very labour intensive to erect and fit.

Pictures below US 500 Lb kruft Germany 2010