Reply to post: Re: Other explosives

Bombing raids during WWII sent out shockwaves powerful enough to alter the Earth's ionosphere

Mike Ozanne

Re: Other explosives

Firstly :

https://media.juiceonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/11141254/144fb-britishbombs.jpg

Typical "Area" load

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2a/Lancaster_area_bombing_load_IWM_CH_18371.jpg

The really big stuff Tallboy and Grand Slam were only carried by two squadrons 617 and 9 and used on particular targets not as an area raid.

Optimal dropping height for a Tallboy was 18000 feet but 15000 was more typical and Grand Slam drops went as low as 12000

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