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8th Apr 2005, 16:12
I would like to know the relevence of the coloured bands painted on WWII bombs; the 4000lb cookie in particular.

I visited East Kirkbys Lancaster this morning and an example of a 4000lb "Cookie" bomb had a red and a turquoise ring around the full circumferance. Anyone able to through any light on this one?

8th Apr 2005, 21:11
coloured bands are usually an indicator of the type of filling.

if it had red crosses on it it usually meant as far as I remember that it ws explosive fit for use in tropical climes.
white for phosphorus
yellow for torpex
red for RDX
purple for rdx / ????mix
light blue for drill purpose