US Cluster, 500 lb Frag, M26A1, M26A2

 

1789-271

Description

The Fragmentation Bomb Cluster M26 consists of a Cluster Adapter M13 to which are secured twenty 20 lb Fragmentation Bombs AN-M41A1, in two groups of ten. The cluster is 53 1/2 inches long, 14 11/16 inches wide, and 13 3/4 inches high. The cluster adapter is a steel framework consisting of a tubular suspension bar to which the suspension lugs are fitted, steel separator plates, and two metal straps secured by release buckles. The separator plates located before each group of the bombs are built with aiming vane stops for the Nose Fuzes M110A1 used in the individual bombs. The cluster can be adapted for either quick or delayed opening.

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Source(s)

Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

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

OP 1280, Aircraft Bombs (1955)

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

USNBD - Bombs and Fuzes, Pyrotechnics (1945)