MC Deep-Penetration Bomb

MC Deep-Penetration Bomb

A 12,000-lb MC deep-penetration bomb (Bomber Command executive codeword 'Tallboy') is hoisted from the bomb dump to its carrier at Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, to be loaded into an Avro Lancaster of No. 617 Squadron RAF for a raid on the V-weapon site at Wizernes, France, 22 June 1944. 617 Squadron were unable to bomb the target on this occasion because of low cloud cover, but were to succeed two days later. Photo and text courtesy of the Imperial War Museums.