US Bomb, 1000 lb GP, AN-M44, AN-M65, AN-M65A1

 

1411-f284

Description

These bombs are all general purpose high explosive bombs.

The fuzing of these bombs is the same except that the Tail Fuzes AN-Mk 230 and Mods and Mk 240 Mod 0 can be used in the 1,000-pound GP Bomb AN-M65, since this bomb has the Adapter Booster M115 (or M115A1).

The 1,000-pound GP Bombs AN-M44, AN-M65, and AN-M65A1 differ in the adapter booster which is employed in the base plate to receive the tail fuze. The AN-M44 uses the Adapter Booster M102; the AN-M65 uses the Adapter Booster M115; and the AN-M65A1 uses the Adapter Booster M115A1.

See Also

General Information, AN Series Bombs

Adapter Booster, M102, M102A1

Adapter Booster, M115, M115A1

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)

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

USNBD - Bombs and Fuzes, Pyrotechnics (1945)

TM 9-1904, Ammunition Inspection Guide (1944)