US Bomb, 1000 lb AP, M52

 

1572-612

Description

Target: Armored naval craft, reinforced concrete. heavy steel construction.

Fuzes: M102 or AN-M102, including A1 and A2 modifications.

Body construction: These bombs are converted seacoast artillery shells from which the rotating bands may have been removed. The cases are single piece steel forgings. The modifications of the M52 and M62 differ only slightly in external dimensions and are all equipped with a nose cap for streamlining.

Construction of tail: A truncated tail cone is secured to the bomb base by a locking nut at the top of the fuze body; four fins or vanes are supported by internal box-type struts.

See Also

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Source(s)

Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

OP 1664, Volume 2 - US Explosive Ordnance (1947)

USNBD - Bombs and Fuzes, Pyrotechnics (1945)

TM 9-1904, Ammunition Inspection Guide (1944)