Brand C250 A
Type I & II Incendiary Bomb

Over-All Length: (I) 64.0 in., (II) 64.0 in.
Body Length: (I) 46.7 in., (II) 46.3 in.
Body Diameter: (I) 14.5 in., (II) 14.5 in.
Wall Thickness: (I) 0.3 in., (II) 0.3 in.
Tail Length: (I) 25.0 in., (II) 25.0 in.
Tail Width: (I) 20.0 in., (II) 20.0 in.
Total Weight: 250 kg.
Filling: 87.7% Petroleum, 11.7% Polystyrene, 0.5% Phosphorus
Weight Of Filling: N/A
Charge/Weight Ratio: N/A
Fuzing: E1AZ (25) B in forward pocket. Dummy Fuze head in after pocket.

TYPE I: This bomb consists of a one piece forging with a female type base plate. A rubber washer is fitted under this plate, but is not visible externally.
TYPE II: This bomb is of welded construction with a female-type base plate. A thick black rubber washer projects about 1/2 inch from the under edge of the plate.
The filling is contained in the bomb body in the form of a thickened liquid fuel. Supported in the filling by four metal bands fitted fitted to a wooden framework are 16 brown glass bottles in four rows, containing a very brittle form of white phosphorus.

SUSPENSION: This bomb may be suspended either horizontally or vertically by an eyebolt.

OPERATION: On impact, the fuze fires the gaine and the picric burster pellats, breaking the case and scattering the filling over a radius of about 70 yards. The filling ignites spontaneously, burning with a great deal of smoke.

COLOR AND MARKINGS: The body and tail are painted blue-grey overall with a 1 inch red band located just aft of the side suspension eyebolt. The after end, from shoulder to base plate, has only the usual red priming coat. Between the red band and rear fuze pocket are the following words stenciled in red: "Achtung Vor Sonnen Strahlung Schutzen" (Attention: Not to be stored in the sun). Immediately below this is "Brand C 250 A" in black letters. Further markings are found between the fuze pocket and the shoulder.

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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