US Bomb, 500 lb GP, Mk 3 Mod 1, Mk 9, Mk 12 Mod 0-2




Body construction: One-piece steel, forged or drawn; cylindrical with ogival nose.

Suspension: Horizontal suspension by two lugs or trunnions on band for dive bombing.

Color and markings: Grey over all with yellow disc between lugs, indicating HE.

Tail construction: Four sheet metal vanes are welded to a cone which is attached to the body by a nut which surrounds the fuze. Box-type struts are used.

See Also

Booster, Auxiliary, Mk 1 Mod 0

Nose, Impact, AN-Mk 219

Nose, Impact, Mk 221

Nose, Impact, Mk 239

Nose, Impact, Mk 243 Mod 0

Nose, Impact, Mk 244 Mod 1

Tail, Impact, Mk 223

Tail, Hydrostatic, Mk 229

Tail, Hydrostatic, Mk 229 Mod 3


Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

OP 1664, Volume 2 - US Explosive Ordnance (1947)

USNBD - Bombs and Fuzes, Pyrotechnics (1945)