US Dive bomber bombs

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  1. Maxrobot1

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    The U.S. dive bombers (SBD, SB2C, A-24 etc.) used a yoke type cradle to ensure the centerline bomb did not strike the propeller when dropped. These bombs appear to have had lugs on the sides at 90 degrees from the supporting lug.
    Were standard bombs modified on the carriers or were bombs made special for dive bomber use?
     
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    Good question... :confused:
     
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    Same question could be asked for the German JU87
     
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    As far as know, they were standart bombs.
    There is a topic on US bombs : http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/weapons-systems-tech/1950-us-aircraft-bomb-manual-11483.html
    Additionally I advice you look through books form Scale&Detals serie on US aircrafts of WW2. You will find detailed pictures of bomb racks with loaded bombs.
     
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