A Japanese bomb used against grounded aircraft has been recovered in the
Southwest Pacific area. The bombs are dropped in a black canister containing 33 bombs.
The canister is equipped with an air-burst fuze which opens the case 100 feet
below the bomber plane. On detonation, each bombs produces a crater about 1 foot in
diameter and 10 inches deep.
The body of the bomb is black with a transverse yellow stripe. The tail
is colored grey. Arming is accomplished by a vane with three brass cups
protruding from the side of the cone. The fuze is apparently a simple impact
tail fuze, the striker being moveable.
The bombs weigh half a pound, have an overall length of 10 1/2 inches and
a body length of 4 1/2 inches. The filling is probably TNT.