Modular Fire Bomb.
Final rept. May 67-Jan 69,
FMC CORP SANTA CLARA CA DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY LABS
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A modular bomb employing a plastic container as a frangible and consumable module which is compatible with a Napalm B flame agent, was designed. The modules can be attached to a reusable dispenser in configurations of either two modules to form a 500-pound bomb, or three modules to form a 750-pound bomb. The MOBO is designed for use on current tactical aircraft including those using the multiple and triple ejection racks. Design features include a single point mounting system for each module which is also the ejection mechanism a module container which can be fabricated of either an acetal or nylon thermoplastic and a reusable dispenser which can be preflight-programmed to drop the modules in single, ripple or salvo modes. The design was successfully demonstrated for SAWC aircraft by flight testing Napalm B-Loaded modules on P-51 aircraft, by stress testing the MOBO to 150 of design loads, and by subjecting it to required standard military tests. Author
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