US Bomb, 500 lb GP, Mk 82, BLU-111A/B

 

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Description

These are general-purpose low-drag high-explosive filled bombs. The bombs are painted olive drab and have a yellow band 76mm wide around the nose and tail or around the nose only. The bomb body is steel. The charging well plug and the nose and tail closure plugs are steel or plastic. The external thermal protection covering on the bombs is a copolymer elastomer thermosetting compound. Externally thermally protected bombs have an alligator skin covering, and are designed primarily for shipboard use. Internally thermally protected bombs are marked as such.

The bombs are painted olive drab and have a yellow band (76mm (3.00 inches) wide) around the nose and tail or around the nose only. Thermally insulated bombs have two yellow bands (each 76mm (3.00 inches) wide) around the nose. Yellow lettering is stenciled around the body near the nose. Die-stamped markings on the side of the body include the Mk and Mod, ordnance drawing number, and type and weight of the explosive charge. Thermally insulated bombs are stenciled THERMALLY PROTECTED after the bomb nomenclature.

See Also

Nose/Tail, Impact, FMU-139/B

Nose/Tail, Impact, FMU-139A/B

Nose/Tail, Multipurpose, FMU-26/B

Nose/Tail, Multipurpose, FMU-26A/B

Nose/Tail, Multipurpose, FMU-26B/B

Tail, Impact, M905

Source(s)

Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

Afghanistan Ordnance ID Guide, Volume 1 (2004)

Iraq Ordnance Identification Guide (2004)

TM 9-1325-200, Bombs and Bomb Components (1966)

OP 2216, Volume 1 - Aircraft Bombs, Fuzes, and Associated Components (1960)

OP 1280, Aircraft Bombs (1955)