SC 250 Types 1, 2 and 3; J, L, L2, B And K

The Sprengbombe Cylindrich 250 was an air-dropped bomb built by Nazi Germany during World War II and used intensively during that period. It could be carried by almost all German bomber aircraft, and was used to notable effect by the Junkers Ju-87 Stuka (Sturzkampfflugzeug or dive-bomber). The bomb's weight was about 250 kg, from which its designation was derived. It was used in the Eastern Front and many other theatres, and was feared for its destructive power.

Over-All Length: 85.5 in.
Body Length: 58.5 in.
Body Diameter: 19.8 in.
Wall Thickness: 1.5 in. wall to 13.4 in. point
Tail Length: 32.0
Tail Width: 19.8 in.
Total Weight: 1,000 kg
Filling: TNT and Wax
Weight Of Filling: 160 kg.
Charge/Weight Ratio: 16%
Fuzing: (28) A or 35; Extension Cap II

4 Sc 250 bombs carried under the inboard wings of a Ju 88A

Type 1: Includes Models J, L, and L2. J is of one piece construction forged steel; L is one piece construction tube steel; L2 is two piece construction, nose forged steel, body tube steel.
Type 2: J is two piece construction forged steel.
Type 3: Includes Models J, B, and K. J is three piece construction; nose, forged steel; body, tube steel; and base, forged steel. B is three piece construction; nose, cast steel; body, tube steel; and base, arched steel case. K is three-piece construction; nose, case hardened steel; body, tube steel; and base, cast steel.

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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