US Bomb, 2000 lb LC, T9

 

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Description

Although designated a bomb, the T9 is more properly a warhead for the JB-2, the American adaptation of the German V-1, a pilotless winged missile which is jet propelled. Constructed of aluminum, the head is roughly cylindrical in shape, positioned aft of the nose piece. To assemble the warhead to the fuselage, four mounting lugs on the warhead are aliened with four lugs on the fuselage, and then bolted together.

Tritonal is the main filling, a mixture of 80% TNT and 20% aluminum powder, designed to give maximum blast effect.

See Also

Guided Missile, Surface to Surface, JB-2, Loon

Source(s)

USNBD - Bombs and Fuzes, Pyrotechnics (1945)