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WW2 BOMB TRAILER???


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I'm looking for any information on the trailers they use to pull the bomb loads up to the aircraft. I've seen pictures of several of them hooked togehter behind a tractor or jeep.

 

Nomenclature, drawings, whatever I can find. I've tried to search the internet but if you don't know what it's called to begin with it's hard to get good data.

 

Thanks,

Bob

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Look on G503 1/2 ton trailer section. There are numerous posts about bomb type trailers.

 

http://g503.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=28&...296feeaa69d8540

 

Ive saved a few photos of trailers for sale. Think they were all on EBAY.

 

http://handcartz.smugmug.com/gallery/1656841_JBeWM

 

Not sure about these two

 

http://handcartz.smugmug.com/gallery/4303799_EohsS

 

Craig

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Lets see if this will help you. These are from the Ordnance School publication OS 9-63 titled Handbook of Ordnance Material, dated June 1944 (2nd Edition). I know the first one is not a trailer, but it completes the set.

 

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Thanks guys! Looks like the M5 trailer is the one I was thinking of, but it looks wider than I pictured. I recall seeing a line of trailers being pulled behind a vehicle and it appeared they were carrying a single bomb (therefore narrower, noy much wider than the bomb), but it may have been the angle of the photo or it may have been a RAF bomb trailer in use by the USAAF. I'll check all those links out too!

 

Thanks again,

Bob

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In the pictures from LIFE, I like the flag on the bomb trailer... a little regulation niceity that seems to have been skipped in theater.

 

Also, those bombs look like they have been painted a lighter color.

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Thanks guys!

 

Charlie, I think those are the carts I was thinking of. I see that is a photo of a USMC P-38 so maybe only the Navy used those small, single bomb carts?

 

The P-38 Lightning was strictly a Army Air Corps aircraft. They did fly cover for the marines in the PTO however, but only flown by AAC pilots.

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Brandon,

LOL, I should have known that. Sometimes I don't see the obvious (forest for the trees thing).

 

Here's a photo of a trailer I found on the internet, but I can't relocate the website I found it on (they also had a Navy MKIV trailer in their photos). It could very well be someone on this forum so please forgive me for not giving credit for the photo:

 

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I'd like to find the dimensions of this trailer if possible.

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