TF2157 : Grand Slam bomb

taken 4 years ago, near to Tattershall, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Grand Slam bomb
Grand Slam bomb
The Grand Slam was a 22,000 lb (10,000 kg) earthquake bomb used by RAF Bomber Command against strategic targets during the Second World War.
Known officially as the Bomb, Medium Capacity, 22,000 lb, it was a scaled-up version of the Tallboy bomb and closer to the original size that the bombs' inventor, Barnes Wallis, had envisaged when he first developed his earthquake bomb idea. It was also nicknamed "Ten ton Tess"
Only 41 were ever dropped and all from modified Lancaster's flown from nearby Woodhall Spa.
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Date Taken
Friday, 11 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 2196 5704 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.7982N 0:10.8028W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 2196 5703
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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