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1/2-kg Antipersonnel Parachute Bomb
Over-All Length: 4.25 in.
Body Length: 2.25 in.
Body Diameter: 1 7/16 in.
Wall Thickness: 3/16 in.
Total Weight: 16 oz.
Filling: N/A
Weight Of Filling: 1 oz.
Charge/Weight Ratio: 6 2/3%
Fuzing: Pull percussion igniter

CONSTRUCTION: The assembly is composed of two parts--the bomb and the canister. The body is cylindrical and made of cast steel. The base and head are internally threaded, the base to accept a suspension hook and the nose for a steel closing plug. Attached to the suspension hook is a cord which is also tied to a split ring. The parachute is attached to the split ring by eight cords. The split ring is also attached to the pull friction igniter which is threaded in the steel closing plug.
   The bomb assembly is housed in a barrel-shaped aluminum canister, the body of which is formed in two seperate sections and closed at the ends by twin closing plates.
SUSPENSION: Thought to be carried in large containers.
OPERATION: On release of bomb, canister comes apart and bomb falls clear. When the parachute opens, the shrouds pull the striker release plate out. The striker is then forced into the percussion cap. This action explodes the bomb.
COLOR AND MARKINGS: Canister--unpainted aluminum. One red bar on closing plate indicates 2 seconds delay. Two red bars on closing plate indicate 4 seconds delay for the pull percusion igniter.

All information for this entry were acquired from Army Technical manual TM 9-1985-2/Air Force Technical Order TO 39B-1A-9 GERMAN EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE (Bombs, Fuzes, Rockets, Land Mines, Grenades & Igniters)


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