British Bomb, 1000 lb MC, Mk 1, Mk 2




The bomb body is a hollow steel casting having parallel sides, an ogival nose, and a slight taper at the after end. The exploder containers thread into the nose and male base plate. This bomb is similar in appearance to US General Purpose Bombs.

The tail assembly consists of a cylindrical strut attached to the tail cone by four sheet-metal fins. A reach rod with arming vanes on the after end extends through the tail cone and engages an arming fork in the tail pistol. The tail is secured to the body by four wing bolts and retained in the tail ring by split pins. The arming vanes protrude beyond the cylindrical strut.

The Bomb Mk I has a single suspension lug at the center of gravity attached to two stop plates, and dual “U” bolt suspension lugs, 180 degrees removed from the single lug, for carrying in US bomb racks. Both sets of lugs are welded onto the body. The Bomb Mk II has a strengthened form of US lug for dive bombers.

This bomb is supplied with a Tail Pistol No. 28 or No. 30 in position, and may or may not be fuzed in the nose.

The Anti-Disturbance Fuze No. 845, formerly incorporated in nose of bombs fuzed with the Tail Pistol No. 37, is obsolete.

Tail fins are usually painted red when a time pistol is used.

See Also

British Bombs - Construction

British Bombs - Designation and Classification

British Bombs - Fillings

Pistol, Nose, No. 27 Mk 1, No. 27 Mk 1*, No. 27 Mk 2

Pistol, Nose, No. 42 Mk 1, No. 42 Mk 2

Pistol, Nose, No. 44 Mk 1, No. 44 Mk 2, No. 44 Mk 3


OP 1665, British Explosive Ordnance (1946)