US Bomb, 1000 lb Fire, Mk 79 Mod 0, 1

 

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Description

The 1000 pound fire bomb Mk 79 Mod 1 is a thin-skinned bomb of low-drag design. The bomb is made up of four basic body sections. These four sections are designated Section I, the forward (or nose) section; Section II, the center (or main) section; Section III, the first aft section; and Section IV, the second aft (or tail) section. The center (or main) section of the bomb is used as a shipping container into which the other sections (nose, aft, and tail) are nested together and stowed. In this packaged condition, the bomb has an enlarged protective cover at each end of the center section.

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Source(s)

Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

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)