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SB 2500
Over-All Length: 145 in.
Body Length: 87.75 in.
Body Diameter: 31 in.
Wall Thickness: 17/32 in.
Tail Length: 66.5 in.
Tail Width: 33 in.
Total Weight: 2,400 kg approx.
Filling: 40/60 Amatol or Trialen 105
Forward Fuze Pocket: AZ (24) A.
After Fuze Pocket: E1AZ (28) A.

CONSTRUCTION: The main difference between this and the SC 2500 type max are: the construction is of steel instead of aluminum alloy and the filling extends into the tail cone with the object of keeping the charge/weight ratio as high as possible. The case is constructed in three parts, a cast steel nose, with a cast steel base welded to the cylindrical body. The nose of the bomb is fitted with a filling plug to which is fitted a tube extending to the forward fuse pocket, the tube houses a rod which on impact crushes the impact fuze and activates the bomb. There are two transverse fuze pockets; the forward pocket houses the anti-break-up fuze and the after pocket is for the normal impact type fuze. The tail unit is a four fin drum type. The cone portion is sheet steel and the fins and tail drum are constructed of alloy.

SUSPENSION: Horizontal by an H-type lug. The suspension lug is keyed to a securing plate locked by bolts.

COLOR AND MARKINGS: Sky blue over-all. Two yellow stripes are painted on the body between the tail fins. SB 2500 is stencilled on the 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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