R.A.F's "GRAND SLAM"
Original wartime caption: In March 1945 it was announced that the R.A.F. were using, against specially selected targets, a 22,000 lb. bomb - nearly twice the size of its predecessor, a 12000 lb. missile. This massive bomb - known as the "Grand Slam" - is 35 ft. 5 inches long, with a diameterof 3 ft.
ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND
"Pour Hitler" - the intended recipient and the cross of Lorraine are chalked on this 2,000lb HC bomb being winched into a Halifax of the Free French No 347 (Tunisie) Squadron at Elvington, March 1945.
NEW 4000 LB. "STING" OF MOSQUITO
Original wartime caption: The two-seater, twin-engined Mosquito, one of the fastest aircraft of its type in the world, was first used as a photographic reconnaissance aircraft. The development of this aircraft as a fighter and medium bomber followed, and now it has been modified to carry one of the RAF's heavier bombs - the 4000-pounder.