British Bomb, 250 lb IB, Mk 1, Mk 2

 

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Description

The bomb has a cylindrical body with a hemispherical nose and parallel sides. An ejector-charge container is screwed and cemented into the nose and takes the nose fuze. The tail consists of a tail cone and a cylindrical Strut attached to the cone by four fins. The after end of the body is closed by a tail plate, which is lightly secured to the body.

The bomb is suspended by a single suspension lug.

This bomb was intended primarily for attacking forested areas, and can be dropped from heights up to 3,000 feet.

See Also

British Bombs - Construction

British Bombs - Designation and Classification

British Bombs - Fillings

Source(s)

OP 1665, British Explosive Ordnance (1946)