Accession Number:

AD0882794

Title:

Modular Fire Bomb.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 67-Jan 69,

Corporate Author:

FMC CORP SANTA CLARA CA DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY LABS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

265.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE