Russian Bomb, 25 kg Chemical, KHAB-25




These bombs are used to produce personnel casualties, and for area denial and enemy harassment. Chemical agents used in Soviet chemical bombs are persistent or nonpersistent. The filler constitutes about 50 to 60 percent of the total weight of most of these bombs.

Thin gage sheet-metal body with ogival nose section, cylindrical midsection, and conical after section, all welded together. Center burster fastened to nose fuze adapter. Four fins welded to after section. Two suspension bands.

These bombs have nose fuzes, except the spherical bombs, which are not fuzed. Some fuzes are armed by vane rotation and others when a pin is pulled. Some use a mechanical timer or a powder-train time delay to produce an airburst; others fire on impact. Bombs without fuzes are designed to rupture on impact, scattering their filler.

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