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Old 20th March 2020, 08:55
Carsten Petersen Carsten Petersen is offline
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Screamers

What was a screamer and when were they used ? I have a group order for 8 Group with the following:

'All aircraft carrying 1000 and 500 GP bombs will fit at least one bomb with 2 screamers'
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Old 20th March 2020, 09:10
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Re: Screamers

From the Merriam-Webster dictionary: "Definition of screamer bomb
: a bomb that has an attachment emitting a penetrating whistle as the bomb falls and that is used to terrify the enemy"


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Old 20th March 2020, 11:35
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Re: Screamers

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Old 20th March 2020, 16:43
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Re: Screamers

A reference to a RAF Group dropping screamers:

https://books.google.com/books?id=p1...eamers&f=false


A photo of a German screamer bomb, RAF bombs were similar:

http://legendsintheirowntime.com/LiT...pic_p008_W.png


A war-time magazine. Page 4 shows a drawing of a German screamer bomb:

https://rclibrary.co.uk/files_titles...et_1943_01.pdf

The whole magazine/comic book is interesting.
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