IB dropped on Colley Hill in Reigate in 1940. The damage to the fin was caused when it struck a large beech tree & fell to earth upside down.
This IB was dropped on East Hoathly Sussex. It has been repainted after the war.
The 1 kg B1E incendiary bomb consisted of a cylinder of magnesium alloy,
with an incendiary filling of thermite. Rivetted to the body was a steel tail with
three fins. These bombs did not explode but were set to burning by a small percussion charge, fired upon impact. They were dropped in a variety of containers. The Civil Defence code-name was I.B., & those with a steel nose, instead of alloy, were termed 2 kg S.N.I.B. i.e. Steel Nose Incendiary Bomb. It is 13.5in long, and 2in diameter. Many Incendiary bombs could be dealt with by members of the public & Fire Guards, using a strirup pump, bucket, & a special scoop called the "Redhill" Scoop which scooped up the burning bomb so it could be removed from the property. Later an explosive head was incorporated into the I.B.
World War Two - Air Dropped Ordnance
A 1kg Steel Nose IB used by the Luftwaffe & dropped on the Reigate area (via ex Reigate Bomb
Reconnaissance Officer). This was known as the "Tile Breaker" designed to break through tiled roofs so the bomb could ignite inside the building. Fitted with B1.3Ez B Fuze.
A 2kg Steel Nose used by the Luftwaffe & dropped on the Reigate area (via ex Reigate Bomb
A French 1kg IB used by the Luftwaffe & dropped on the Reigate area (via ex Reigate Bomb
Reconnaissance Officer). This type was used by the Luftwaffe from captured stocks & used early in the war.
IB dropped on Euston Station, London in 1940, the long steel nose version of the SNIB was generally used against industrial targets by the Luftwaffe. Has orignal CD Label attached.