US Cluster Adapter, Mk 3 Mod 0

 

1411-f276

Description

The Cluster Adapter Mk 3 Mod 0 is used to cluster three bombs for external suspension on V.B.F.-type aircraft. The purpose of this cluster is to increase the bomb load capacity of fighter planes. Five types of bombs may be used with this adapter.

Bombs

Weight of Cluster (in pounds)

3 — 100 pound GP AN-M30A1

361

3 — 90 pound Frag, M82

300

3 — 220 pound Frag, AN-M88

688

3 — 260 pound Frag, M81

800

3 — 100 pound Incendiary, AN-M47A2

340

The adapter consists of a band incorporating a take-up bolt, a frame assembly, and a delay opening pistol assembly.

See Also

Bomb, 90 lb Frag, M82

Bomb, 100 lb GP, AN-M30, AN-M30A1

Bomb, 220 lb Frag, AN-M88

Bomb, 260 lb Frag, AN-M81

Cluster Adapter, Mk 4 Mod 0

Source(s)

Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

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