British Bomb, 2000 lb HC, Mk 2, Mk 3

 

1394-037

Description

The body is a steel fabricated cylinder with a dome-shaped nose and parallel sides, and is closed by a flat plate bolted to a flange within the after end. The base flange is fitted with locating pins for the tail, and holes to receive the tail securing bolts are drilled through it. .

A central tube is cemented to the stem of the central exploder container in the nose, and extends through the body almost to the closing plate. All three nose fuzing positions house exploder containers, the two side ones extending radially inward toward the central tube.

The tail is a metal cylinder, having an angle ring secured at each end. Hand holes in the tail cylinder give access to the tail securing bolts, which thread through tapped bosses on the forward angle ring. Other holes in the cylinder provide stability in flight.

The bomb uses a single suspension lug, 46 in. from the nose dome, secured by eight screws.

The bomb may have a nose attachment consisting of a light-gauge metal cylinder extending from the body shell forward around the dome-shaped nose, to retard it in flight.

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)