British Bomb, 12000 lb HC, Mk 2

 

1394-044

Description

The bombs consist of three sections bolted together. It is identical to the 8,000 lb. H.C., with an additional rear body section. Joining rings are fabricated by welding, not cast as in Mk I section used in 8,000 lb. HC.

The Tail No. 33 Mk I is a hollow steel plate cylinder open at the after end, with an angle ring welded or riveted onto the forward end and drilled to take the assembly bolts of the rear body section for attaching tail. Hand clearance holes give access to the assembly bolts.

The No. 52 Mk I has a tail cone with hand holes for access to the securing bolts and a cylindrical strut, attached to the cone by six fins which are welded to the strut and cone.

The bomb is suspended by dual suspension lugs, each secured by four bolts to the two channel rings connecting the three body sections.

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

Source(s)

OP 1665, British Explosive Ordnance (1946)