Nick's Conservation Corner

Nick 'Scooby' Burchett is our Conservation Manager. His role is to make our exhibits presentable before going on show. This page will show what Scooby has been up to...

Here is two projects that Scooby is currently working on, the 'Hermann' 1000kg Bomb and a World War 2 Fuse Tester

German 1000kg 'Hermann' Bomb

The SC 1000 (Sprengbombe Cylindrisch 1000) was a large air-dropped general-purpose thin-cased high explosive demolition bomb used by Germany during World War II. Weighing more than 1,000 kg (2,200 lb), it was nicknamed the Hermann by the Germans in reference to the portly Luftwaffe commander, Hermann Göring.

The bomb had been displayed in the  approximate colours to the original scheme, however it fallen in to poor condition and had a fair amount of rust on the main body. Scooby has rubbed it down, removed all the rust and treated it before applying a red oxide undercoat in preparation to the final light blue top coat.

British World War 2 era Fuse Tester

Although little is known about this particular item it was probably used by Bomb Disposal units to test the continuity in pyrotechnic ignition fuses.