B2EZ Incendiary Bombs

Over-All Length: 20.75 in.
Body Length: 12.25 in.
Body Diameter: 2.0 in.
Wall Thickness: 7/16 in.
Tail Length: 9.5 in.
Tail Width: 2.0 in.
Total Weight: 2 kg.
Type Of Filling: Incendiary--Thermite H. E. Penthrite and wax.
Weight Of Filling: N/A
Charge/Weight Ratio: N/A
Fuzing: AZ (63)

CONSTRUCTION: This bomb consists of three main componenets: a tail unit, an incendiary body, and an H.E. attachment. The incendiary body is tapered at the after end to fit into the long tail cone and is reduced in diameter at the forward end to fit into the steel H.E. container. A steel plug is fitted into the after end of the incendiary body, while at the forward end are located an igniter pellet, a distance piece, a relay pellet and a black powder seperating charge and housing.
   The H.E. container accomodates the penthrite charge and fuze. The fuze is armed by a long arming which passes through the tail section and locks a spring-out safety pin. A metal wind cap, or drogue, is attached to the after end of the rod.

SUSPENSION: These bombs are carried in several different sizes and types of containers.

COLOR AND MARKINGS: The incendiary body is painted olive green, the tail dark green, and the H.E. container black, unpainted, or dark red. A Z is stamped on the body near the tail, and a red Z is stenciled on the nose.

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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