US Bomb, 10 lb Photoflash, M23A1

 

1572-726

Description

This bomb is used to provide light of high intensity and short duration for night photography from low altitudes.

The bomb case is made of cardboard and closed with metal ends, one of which is marked “Front” to insure proper loading in the rack. This end contains the hang-wire assembly just before the Fuze Assembly M23A1. The fuze assembly is made up of the friction wires attached to the hang wire, match composition, quick match, delay element, upper and lower rings, and base ignition charge immediately adjacent to the flashlight powder charge. The hang wire is attached to the arming wire retainer.

See Also

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Source(s)

Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

OP 1664, Volume 1 - US Explosive Ordnance (1947)

USNBD - Bombs and Fuzes, Pyrotechnics (1945)

TM 9-1904, Ammunition Inspection Guide (1944)