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Bomb, 2000 lb SAP, M103


The 2000 lb SAP Bomb M103 is fabricated from seamless steel tubing and has a solid, semi-pointed nose. This bomb uses only a tail fuze; it has no provision for a nose fuze. A box-type fin assembly is used as on other SAP bombs.

Approximately 27 percent of the total weight of the 2000 lb SAP Bomb M103 is explosive filler, Picratol. Double suspension lugs having a 30-inch spacing are welded to the bomb casing. A single lug is located on the side opposite the double lugs.

Yellow bands on the nose and aft end of the body identify the high explosive charge. Identifying nomenclature is stenciled in black on the olive drab painted bomb casing.

Hazardous Components

Filler is Picratol (556.48 lb, 252.9 kg).

See Also

Adapter Booster, M102, M102A1

Adapter Booster, M115, M115A1

Tail, Delay, M125A1

Tail, Delay, M134

Tail, Impact, AN-M102A2

Tail, Impact, M114, M114A1

Tail, Impact, M117

Tail, Impact, M162


OP 2216, Volume 1 - Aircraft Bombs, Fuzes, and Associated Components (1960)

OP 1280, Aircraft Bombs (1955)

OP 1664, Volume 2 - US Explosive Ordnance (1947)

USNBD - Bombs and Fuzes, Pyrotechnics (1945)