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Brand C50 A Incendiary Bomb
Brand C50 A Incendiary Bomb
Over-All Length: 43.2 in.
Body Length: 30.0 in.
Body Diameter: 8.0 in.
Wall Thickness: 1/8 in.
Tail Length: 16 in.
Tail Width: 7.8 in.

Total Weight: 90 lbs. Approx.
Filling: Benzine 85%; Phosphorus 4%; Pure Rubber 10%
Weight Of Filling: 30 lbs. Approx.
Charge/Weight Ratio: 33%
Fuzing: (25) B or (28) A

CONSTRUCTION: The bomb body consists of a single piece of steel forging, very similar to the SC 50 grade 1 bomb, with a single fuze pocket located forward in the side of the bomb casing. The tail assembly consists of four sheet metal fins and a tail cone, which is attached to the collar on the base of the bomb body by screws.
SUSPENSION: The bomb may be suspended either horizontally or vertically by means of a single eyebolt.
COLOR AND MARKINGS: The bomb body is painted dark grey or green over-all, with the rear of the bomb painted red and a red band around the center of the bomb body. The tail assembly may be painted dark grey or grey-green with longitudinal yellow stripes on the tail cone. On those bombs in which the filling is enclosed in glass, a drawing of a glass container is stenciled in red on the bomb body between the fuze and the nose, on the side remote from the fuze.
REMARKS: Later models of this bomb have the phosporus filling contained in a glass cylinder inside the bomb body.

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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