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4000lb Bombs at the Swindon Works, 1940s

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Over 2,000 bodies for the 4,000lb bombs were constructed at Swindon Works. This image taken at the L2 Tank Shop in December 1940 shows the construction of these bodies prior to them being sent to the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich for filling. These were the largest bombs to ever be built at the Works during both wars and were designed to be carried by the RAF bomber, the Wellington. In total, 60,000 bombs of all sizes were supplied by Swindon Works

Media ID 19869719

Date: 10th March 2014

Unique Reference Number: W1 008

Image Size: 2624 x 1860 Pixels

Filesize is 1.25MB

Associated Categories: Second World War

Keywords: 1940s, 4000lb, bomb, explosive, manufacture, manufacturing, ordnance, swindon, swindon works