British Bomb, 250 lb TI, No. 14, No. 18 Skymarker

 

1394-141

Description

No. 14 Mks I and II and No. 18 Mks I and II - The body, tail plates and burster containers of these bombs are the same as those of the No. 1 Mks I and II. In addition, the No. 14 Mk I has a nose weight of cast iron. The Bombs No. 14 and No. 18 have no central flash tube, but use double-length candles, whose primed ends rest against a primed cambric disc on the perforated ejector plate. Steel tubes may be substituted for wooden battens.

No. 14 Mks III and IC, and No. 18 Mks III and IC - The body, tail plate, burster container, central flash tube, and tail-fuze adapter of these bombs are identical to those on the corresponding marks of the T.l. Bombs No. 1. The Nos. 14 and 18 have an unperforated central tube and no division disc, as double length candles are used. The candle’s primed ends rest against a primed cambric disc on the perforated ejector plate.

Tail Construction: Same as for the T.l. Bomb Tails No. 1.

The bomb is suspended by a single lug, which is welded to the body.

See Also

British Bombs - Construction

British Bombs - Designation and Classification

British Bombs - Fillings

Target Identification Bombs

Source(s)

OP 1665, British Explosive Ordnance (1946)