US Bomb, 500 lb Chemical, Mk 116 Weteye




The bomb shell weighed approximately 75 pounds and was filled with 346 pounds of GB. The torpedo shaped bomb had a maximum outside diameter of 14 inches, and without the counterweight assembly installed, it was 86 inches long (93 inches with the counterweight assembly installed). The bomb’s skin was a single piece, 1/8 inch thick, extruded aluminum. A burster tube, 3 1/4 inches in diameter, extended the full length of the bomb and was open at each end. A tail fin assembly, a suspension assembly, and a counterweight assembly were attached to the exterior of the bomb. This removable hardware weighed 103 pounds. With the hardware attached, the filled Weteye weighed 524 pounds.

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Old Chemical Weapons and Related Materiel Reference Guide (2018)

Old Chemical Weapons Reference Guide (1998)