Bomb, High Explosive


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Legend, Memory and the Great War in the Air exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Transferred from the U.S. Air Force


Steel plates welded and rivetted to form an aerodynamically shaped bomb with four sheet metal fins riveted to brackets to the body and braced with metal bars. In metal stand. Olive drab paint overall with losses mostly to fins.


  • 3-D: 177.8 × 50.8cm (70 × 20 in.)
  • Support: 99.1 × 79.4 × 109.2cm (39 in. × 31 1/4 in. × 43 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

1000lb; steel; od; 70in. long x 20in. diameter; with 4 fins, 2 lugs, no tail fuze.



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