British Bomb, 35 lb AS, Mk 1, Mk 2




The bomb has parallel sides, with a nose adapter and a tapered rear section. A tail adapter secures the tail to the body. The explosive charge is cone shaped, employing the principle of the Munroe shaped charge. A cylindrical nose attachment is welded onto the nose adapter by four tack welds. The exploder is in the rear of the body, and is initiated by a flash from the nose fuze, communicated through the supporting tube extending from the nose cavity to the exploder.

The tail consists of a long hollow tube with a cylindrical strut attached to it by six fins. The tail threads into the tail adapter, and is secured by a locking screw. The six fins are formed by three sets of W-shaped supports welded to the tail tube.

The Bomb Mk I has a single lug for suspension in aircraft. The Mk II has no lug, as it is intended to be fired from shipboard.

The Bomb Mk I was designed for use by the coastal command and was intended to be dropped from aircraft. The Bomb Mk II has no suspension lug, and is intended for spigot projection from shipboard

See Also

British Bombs - Construction

British Bombs - Designation and Classification

British Bombs - Fillings


OP 1665, British Explosive Ordnance (1946)