Burster, AN-M18




Burster AN-M18 is essentially a cylindrical plastic body filled with an explosive filler, consisting of 250 grams of black powder. One end of the body is closed by a metal or plastic plug; the other end, by a plug assembly which consists of a thin walled metal cup inserted in a metal cup holder. The end of the cup holder is hexagonal and forms a shoulder by which the burster is held in position in the bomb. Burster M18 is used in smoke bombs AN-M47A3 and AN-M47A4 when these bombs are filled with WP.

See Also

Bomb, 100 lb Smoke PWP, AN-M47A3

Bomb, 100 lb Smoke WP, AN-M47A4


TM 9-1325-200, Bombs and Bomb Components (1966)

OP 2216, Volume 1 - Aircraft Bombs, Fuzes, and Associated Components (1960)

TM 3-400, Chemical Bombs and Clusters (1957)