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SC 50 Grade 1 - Ja, L and Stabo
SC 50 Grade 1 - Ja, L and Stabo
Type: General Purpose
Over-all Length:
Ja and L: 43.3 in.
Stabo: 61.8 in.
Body Length: 30.0 in.
Body Diameter: 8.0 in.
Wall Thickness: 0.16 to 0.24 in.
Tail Width: 16.1 in.
Tail Length: 11.0 in.
Filling: Cast TNT, Powdered Amatol or Cast Trialen
Weight Of Filling: 21 to 25 kg.
Total Weight: 48 to 55 kg.
Charge/Weight Ratio: 46%
Fuzing: 5; 8; or 25B; ElAZ (38) for water targets. Stabo may also take 17 or 57
Suspension: Horizontal or vertical by eyebolt.
Color: Sandy grey or dark green over all. Yellow stripes on each section of cone.

CONSTRUCTION: The Ja has a one-piece drawn steel body. The L is the same as Ja except the body is of seamless tubular steel. The Stabo is like the Ja, with a threaded lug forged to the nose of the bomb. A steel spike 18.5 inches long, 1.8 inches in diameter can be secured to this lug.
The sheet steel tail cone is secured to the body by eight screws. More recent models have a collar welded around the neck of the bomb and the tail cone is secured to this collar by screws. The holes in the tail fins are used when screamers are attached.
Bombs can be modified for use on water targets by removing the tail fins. It is claimed ballistics are not changed up to an altitude of 200 meters. Fuze ElAZ (38) is used on this type of target. Its maximum delay of five seconds allows 12 to 18 meters of water travel.
When water targets are the object of attack an anti-ricochet plate is bolted to the nose. This permits a much smaller angle of impact without ricochet.

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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