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PC 1000 RS
PC 1000 RS
Over-All Length: 86.75 in.
Body Length: 45 in.
Body Diameter: 14.5 in.
Wall Thickness: N/A
Tail Length: N/A
Tail Width: N/A
Total Weight: 987 kg.

Filling: Very pure cast TNT in an aluminum container in the nose. Rest of filling is alternate layers of good and poor quality TNT.
Weight Of Filling: 54 kg.
Charge/Weight Ratio: 5.5%
Fuzing: Charging Head: (49) B1, (49) BA1
Pyrotechnic: (49) B11
Impact: (49) B111, (49) BA111, (49) C111

SUSPENSION: Horizontal.
COLOR AND MARKINGS: Sky-Blue. Blue stripes between tail fin.
Achtung vor Beladung
ZSK Ausschalten
Abwerf Z. S. K. O. V. Schalten
unt 28, 5, 41
PC 1000 RS

CONSTRUCTION: The rocket container is attached to the base of the bomb by a cylindrical steel distance piece which is threaded internally on both ends--one end threading over the bomb base and the rocket container threading into the other end. The tail is 2 feet 4 inches, large diameter; and 1 foot 10 inches, small diameter.
   The rockets consist of candles contained in a seperate compartment at the base of the bomb and are held in position by spacers. This compartment forms a pressure chamber from which the gases, generated by the candles, escape through six propulsion venturi tubes. The tubes are sealed with pitch until combustion is effected. The pressure chamber is provided with a spring-loaded pressure release valve at the base.
   It is stated that the rockets burn for approximately 3 seconds after ignition and leave a trail of flame 150 feet long behind the bomb.
   The bomb is usually of A.P. design, but instead of the exploder pocket lying transversly with the fuze head at one side, it is fuzed through the base plate which lies ahead of the rocket compartment.
   The pyrotechnic fuze ignites the rocket about 2.5 seconds after the bomb is released. Actually, bomb can be dropped without the rocket being ignited.

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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