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1:48 US, 1000lb. AP, M52 (Set of 4)

$13.60 $14.06
SKU: 0239
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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. 

The 1,000 pound armor piercing bomb is a converted 12 inch mortar shell. The modifications included the removal of the base fuze and the incorporation of a tail-base plug which adapted the shell to receive a tail adapter booster, the M110, and a box type fin assembly by means of a coupling extension and fin lock nut. The fin lock nut holds the fin assembly around the bomb body in the same manner as described for the GP bombs, except that the threads to seat the fin lock nut are provided by the coupling extension.

Attached to the bomb body are two suspension bands which provide the lugs for double suspension. These bands fit around the circumference of the shell and are bolted in place. For dive bombing purposes, the Trunnion Band M3 Al was included in the complete round. The final addition was a type A arming wire assembly .064 inch in diameter for use in the tail fuze. This bomb can be identified by the blunt mild steel pellet on the nose.

Total length of this bomb is 70.88 inches and the diameter is 12 inches. The case is 2.3 inches thick and weighs 983 pounds.

The 1,000 pound AP Bomb M52A1 differs from the M52 only in that it has a new adapter booster which has a greater tetryl booster charge.  US Bomb, 1000 lb AP, M52, M52A1 (bulletpicker.com)