US Cluster, 500 lb Frag, M27, M27A1

 

1789-277

Description

500 pound size cluster for six 90 pound Frag. Bombs M82. The adapter consists of two longitudinal steel tubes. 56 inches long, to which are welded four steel plates forming the support for the six bombs. The lower tube serves as the backbone of the cluster; and the upper tube carries the suspension lugs, the buckles for the releasing straps, and the adapters for the nose and tail fuzes. The Nose Fuze M111A2 or M155 is used; however, there is no mechanical time fuze in the tail.

See Also

Bomb, 90 lb Frag, M82

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)