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FLAM KC 250 Incendiary Bomb
Over-All Length: 63.0 in.
Body Length: 40.0 in.
Body Diameter: 14.5 in.
Wall Thickness: 1/16 in.
Tail Length: 25.0 in.
Tail Width: 21.0 in.
Total Weight: 110.0 kg.
Type Of Filling: Oil incendiary mixture, with TNT bursting charge..
Weight Of Filling: 50.0 kg.
Charge/Weight Ratio: 45.5%
Fuzing: (26)

CONSTRUCTION: The bomb body consists of a steel cylinder to which is welded an ogival nose section of light sheet steel. A cast steel nose piece is welded to the sheet steel nose section. A truncated cone of sheet steel is welded to the base of the body cylinder and is fitted to the after portion of the central exploder tube. A steel tube runs from the nose of the bomb to a point on the fuze pocket just above the bottom of the fuze. An anti-break-up rod is placed in this tube and serves to activate the fuze if the regular trembler switches fail to function.
   The tail assembly consists of a cone to which four fins are welded. The cone is riveted to the after end of the body cylinder. Bar-type struts reinforce the four tail fins.

SUSPENSION: This bomb may be suspended either horizontally or vertically by a single suspension eyebolt.

COLOR AND MARKINGS: The body and tail assemblies are painted dark grey over all.

OPERATION: On impact the fuze functions and fires the 1.25 kg TNT charge. This explosion not only breaks open the case but it ignites the petroleum filling and allows the charcoal and magnesium filled tubes to mix with the petroleum. This mixture creates an extremely hot fire and a very difficult fire to control.

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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