British Bomb, 4000 lb MC, Mk 1, Mk 2




In the Bomb Mk I the exploder containers screw into the nose and male base plate. The body has parallel sides, an ogival nose, and a slight taper at the body base. It is similar in appearance to US General Purpose Bombs. The Bomb Mk II has a strengthened after end due to better welding.

Toil Construction: The bomb employs a short type tail unit, consisting of cylindrical strut attached to a tail cone by four fins. A reach rod, having arming vanes at its rear, extends through the tail cone and engages the arming fork of the tail pistol.

The bomb has a single lug 44 in. from the nose fuze tip, for regular suspension, and dual lugs 30 in. apart diametrically opposite the single lug for suspension from US aircraft.

The Anti-Disturbance Fuze No. 845, formerly incorporated in the nose of bombs fuzed with a Tail Pistol No. 37, is obsolete.

Tail fins are usually painted red when a time pistol is used.

See Also

British Bombs - Construction

British Bombs - Designation and Classification

British Bombs - Fillings

Pistol, Nose, No. 27 Mk 1, No. 27 Mk 1*, No. 27 Mk 2

Pistol, Nose, No. 42 Mk 1, No. 42 Mk 2

Pistol, Nose, No. 44 Mk 1, No. 44 Mk 2, No. 44 Mk 3

Pistol, Tail, No. 28 Mk 1*, No. 28 Mk 3, No. 28 Mk 4

Pistol, Tail, No. 30 Mk 3*, No. 28 Mk 4


OP 1665, British Explosive Ordnance (1946)