US Bomb, 23 lb Practice, M71, M71A1




These are parachute type practice fragmentation bombs for clustering. They do not have a fuze or spotting charge, because of the presence of the parachute. The parachute assembly is the M3, modified from the M4 by removal of the suspension assembly, hand assembly, and pull wire container. M71 is 26.8 inches long; weighs 21 pounds. M71A1 differs by the addition of the shoulder to the bomb nose.

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Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

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