Japanese Bomb, Chemical, Land, Type 1 No. 6 Mk 1




The chemical fillings for these bombs are contained in cans which fit inside the bomb casing, and are sealed in place with paraffin. Two cans were used for each bomb; a conical can which fits into the tail cone, and a cylindrical can with a channel down its center to provide space for the central explosive burster charge. Besides the central burster charge, a nose charge is provided, separated from the forward end of the gas containers by a spacer disk. The nose charge is designed to have the effect of forcing the spacer disk and chemical filling back out of the crater, and help to spread it.

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Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

Old Chemical Weapons Reference Guide (1998)