FLAM C500 Incendiary Bomb

Over-All Length: 65.5 in.
Body Length: 62.0 in.
Body Diameter: 18 in.
Wall Thickness: 1/16 in.
Tail Length: 21.5 in.
Tail Width: 24 in.

Total Weight: 500 kg.
Filling: Oil incendiary mixture (30% benzine, 70% petroleum) with TNT bursting charge.
Weight Of Filling: N/A
Charge/Weight Ratio: N/A
Fuzing: (25) B or (28) A

CONSTRUCTION: This bomb consists of a cylindrical body to which are added a rounded nose section and a pointed tail section, all of sheet steel construction. A single fuze pocket is located forward in the side of the bomb body. A central exploder tube runs the length of the bomb case. Two baffle plates are welded to the bomb body where the sections are welded together. The four sheet steel tail fins are secured directly to the after cone of the body. The fins are braced with bar type struts.
SUSPENSION: Horizontal by means of an "eye" type suspension lug..
COLOR AND MARKINGS: The bomb and tail assembly are painted dark grey overall. Two 7/8 inch red bands are painted around the body 9.5 and 33 inches from the nose.
REMARKS: This bomb, when stenciled "ABB 500" in black letters, is used as a container for 1-kg incendiary bombs.

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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