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"Plastic-Wood Liquid-Air Bomb" from Tactical and Technical Trends

The following description of an alleged German liquid-air bomb constructed of wood is taken from Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 25, May 20, 1943.

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From an unofficial German source which may or may not be trustworthy, comes a description of a bomb built up out of staves and hooped like a barrel, with liquid air as a bursting charge.

[WWII German Plastic-Wood Liquid-Air Bomb]

The material was plastic wood consisting of seven or eight pressed layers with a total thickness of about 60 mm (2.37 in); the steel hoops were about 3 inches wide. In length, the bomb was about 5 meters (16.4 ft); in diameter, about a meter (39.4 in). The weight was not stated. In the dome-shaped head was a sensitive fuze and detonator. The explosive charge was stated to be liquid air.


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