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Author:  Propoganada [ Tue Sep 28, 2010 17:33 pm ]
Post subject:  UXB - Model German SC50 Bomb

Thought I would share these pics of a full size model I've made of a WW2 German SC50 General Demolition Bomb, a type dropped during the Blitz. Lots of research has gone into this but I may of missed some details or got something wrong. I would appreciate any feedback or info that anyone has on this type of ordnance as I find it fascinating. My next project will probably be a SC250. The yellow on the tail BTW indicates the purpose and explosive type of the bomb, 'SC' stood for Sprengbombe Cylindrische (High Explosive), and '50' was the weight.

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Author:  Olive Drab [ Tue Sep 28, 2010 17:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: UXB - Model German SC50 Bomb

Very nice....from my experience of bombs...scrape an scuff the paint down to bear metal around the nose...for added authenticity.. :D

Author:  Propoganada [ Tue Sep 28, 2010 17:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: UXB - Model German SC50 Bomb

Olive Drab wrote:
Very nice....from my experience of bombs...scrape an scuff the paint down to bear metal around the nose...for added authenticity.. :D


Totally agree, it looks too 'new'. Needs lots of scrapes on the body and fins. I'm sure they got thrown around during loading onto the aircraft. I wouldn't of liked to of been in the vacinity of one of these being manhandled! :shock:

Author:  flyingace [ Thu Oct 07, 2010 21:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: UXB - Model German SC50 Bomb

did you see tony robinsons blitz street they reproduced the sc 50 and detonated it :D looks fantastic never know museums may be interested ;)

Author:  Oggy [ Thu Oct 07, 2010 22:26 pm ]
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It looks a tad glossy to my eyes...

Author:  Propoganada [ Mon Nov 08, 2010 19:58 pm ]
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After taking on-board the the suggestions, I thought I would update the post with the progress on my bomb project. Think it looks a bit more realistic now with scratches and scuffs from handling and loading onto the Heinkle and damage to the nose after it landed in a field :D

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Author:  flyingace [ Mon Nov 08, 2010 20:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: UXB - Model German SC50 Bomb

great job:) how much does it cost overall to make this?

Author:  Propoganada [ Mon Nov 08, 2010 20:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: UXB - Model German SC50 Bomb

It has cost about £200 (including a lathe £120, £80 materials) to make it, and about 6 hours hard work. Couldn't get hold of a real one, so had to make one. I don't think there are many models around (if any) of an SC50 that are as realistic as this one.

Author:  Propoganada [ Mon Nov 08, 2010 20:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: UXB - Model German SC50 Bomb

The BBC have made some realistic German UXB's ..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/97468239@N00/1448178865/in/photostream/

Author:  the dancing dodo [ Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: UXB - Model German SC50 Bomb

and for some american ready made ordanance products....
http://bombsaway.us/html/products.html :D

Author:  Propoganada [ Thu Dec 02, 2010 13:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: UXB - Model German SC50 Bomb

Now on display to Burtonwood RAF/USAAF museum. :D

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Photo of a real SC50 being loaded onto bombers.
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Author:  flyingace [ Tue Dec 07, 2010 22:42 pm ]
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congrats on your museum debuet

Author:  JT20 [ Sat Mar 09, 2013 21:28 pm ]
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Have you started work on the SD250 yet?

Author:  blueknighttbk [ Sat Mar 09, 2013 21:34 pm ]
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It looks fantastic, great work!

Author:  Trooper101 [ Sat Mar 30, 2013 13:01 pm ]
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I have a replica SC250 that I use for school visits, huge and very intimidating :)

Author:  Westinghouse [ Mon May 11, 2015 18:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: UXB - Model German SC50 Bomb

Hi Chaps,

Just out of interested (well - in all honesty because i'd like to mock up one myself...!) What are the rough dimensions of the SC50? i.e overall length - diameter of the 'cylinder' section and so on?

Would be interested to know so I can think about creating something similar - though not as nice as yours!

Cheers

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