US Bomb, 23 lb Practice, M73




This bomb is designed to give practice in low-altitude parachute fragmentation bombing, using bombs suspended singly.

This bomb consists of the 23 pound M72 Fragmentation Bomb Case and parachute assembly. The bomb case is empty, and in place of a nose fuze, a nose plug is inserted. It is dropped in the same manner as the 23 pound M72 or as the 17 pound M37 Practice Bomb. The open parachute lying on the ground after dropping provides a simple and efficient means of identifying where the bomb struck. All parts of this bomb are reusable.

See Also

Bomb, 17 lb Practice, M37

Bomb, 23 lb Frag, M72, M72A1


TM 9-1904, Ammunition Inspection Guide (1944)