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1/48 British Bomb, 500 lb IB, Mk 1 (Set of 4)

$13.78 $17.99
SKU: 0230
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  1. Item(s) is/are LCD-based SLA printed using UV cured resin and will be shipped unpainted and with 3D print supports attached.
  2. All items receive a 20 min wash cycle with 2 ten-minute sonic wash cycles followed by a 2-to-8-minute cure. 
  3. Item can be primed with acrylic, lacquer or enamel type paint. Lightly sand and/or prime any horizontal striations due to the printing process.
  4. Remove supports starting from the tip down and start by freeing those supports connected to small and fragile details.
  5. Recommend using CA for attaching item to model or filling any imperfections.
  6. Item(s) will have features that are brittle or extremely delicate and prone to breaking if not properly handled.
  7. 3D print support configurations may be different than the ones in the photos if applicable.
  8. Photos may include the CAD rendered file used for printing to highlight details that do not stand out well in regular photos.
  9. Not intended for small children due to choking hazard and should only be purchased by experienced modelers due fine details and printer support removal.
  10. The number of items in your order is calculated by multiplying the quantity you selected by the number of items per set if applicable.
  11. The small holes on the print are necessary to drain the hollow parts of the item of leftover resin.  Fill hole with CA and sand. 

This bomb consists of a cylindrical, metal container with a hemispherical nose and tail piece welded at either end. Burster containers are located at either end of the bomb, and, in the tail, to one side of the burster tube, is a filling hole closed with a threaded plug. A tail locating ring is welded around the tail portion of the bomb body.

Although provision is made in the bomb for alternate nose or tail fuzing, the nose pocket is always closed with a plug, and only the tail pocket is employed.

The Tail No. 31 Mk I consists of a sheet-metal tail cone to which are riveted four vanes supported by a cylindrical metal strut. The tail is attached to the bomb by four spring clips which engage the tail locating ring on the after end of the bomb body. Inside the tail cone, supporting the lower end of the reach rod, is located a diaphragm with four large holes to allow air passage.

A single suspension lug is provided for carrying in British planes, and two additional lugs for U. S. suspension are 180' removed.

This is a special purpose bomb designed primarily for low-level bombing operations. Its use will be restricted to special missions.

It is recommended that personnel engaged in disposal operations on this bomb be equipped with rubber boots and gloves, and that these be kept damp. All equipment and protective clothing which may have come into contact with the liquid phosphorus should be washed thoroughly immediately after use.

The contents of this bomb will ignite immediately with a highly incendiary effect upon contact with the air. Following the bursting of this bomb, a dense smoke screen will be emitted for at least two hours.  Bomb, 500 lb IB, Mk 1 (bulletpicker.com)