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SC 2500
Type: General Purpose
Over-all Length: 154.25 in.
Body Length: 94.75 in.
Body Diameter: 32 in.
Wall Thickness: 17/32 in.
Tail Length: 66.5 in.
Tail Width: 33 in.
Filling: Trialen 105; 40/60 Amatol mixture of RDZ, TNT and aluminum
Total Weight: 2,400 kg.
Fuzing: Forward fuze pocket: AZ (24) A.; After Fuze Pocket: E1AZ (28) A.

Color and markings: Sky blue overall. SC 2500 is stenciled on the body in letters 3 inches high. Two yellow stripes are painted on the body between the tail fins. A few anti-shipping bombs have been found with the following stenciled on the body "Bei abwurf auf land nicht im tiefangriff und nur o.V." (not to be released over land in low level attack and always without delay). This type is thought to be filled with Trialen 105.

The SC 2500 has an aluminum body with a awelded head and tailpiece. There are two welded head and tailpiece. There are two welded fuze pockets. The rear fuze pocket is in the plane of the suspension lug. The forward pocket is rotated 30 degrees to the right. This pocket is connected to the nose of the bomb by a tube which extends a break-up functioning rod. This rod, which is central to the axis of the bomb, will on distortion of the nose crush the lower section of the (24) fuze to explode the bomb. A kopfring is welded to the nose.
The tail of the SC 2500 is aluminum and of the drum type.

Horizontal by an H-type lug. A suspension band is placed around bombs to give a solid base for the suspension lug.

The bomb is very similar to the SB 2500. The main difference is that the SC is made of aluminum while the SB is made of steel. The bomb is filled through the nose. Because of the rupture-type fuze, bombs cannot be dropped safe.

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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