BOMB M.L. 2" MORTAR HE
ROLE :
The 2" HE bomb is used in anti-personnel role and on targets which are immune to small arms fire. It has effective lethal radius of about 7.5 m in all directions from the point of burst
FUNCTION :
The M.L.2" Mortar Bomb is High-Explosive type and is filled with TNT and is fitted with fuze percussion and D.A. No. 161. On hitting the targets the fuze functions and initiate the Bomb to burst in fragments.
SPECIFICATION /CHARACTERISTICS :
Total length 244.35 mm
Total Mass 997.55 g
Mass of propellant (I) Ballistite B16 50 g
Muzzle velocity 84 m/s
Range 485 m (max)
Mass of filling 155.92 g TNT
8.86 grams Exploder
 
ADVANTAGES :
a) Bomb ML 2" MORTAR HE is fired from the 2" Mortar smooth bore, muzzle loading infantry platoon weapon.
b) The fuze assembled with the Bomb is direct action detonating type. The design adopted in the fuze, prevents premature arming in transport and handling .
 
QUALITY :
Strict quality measures are adopted during various stages of production. The bomb body as well as other components are inspected separately in empty stages before being taken for filling and assembly. Added to this, functioning proof is carried out in association with Service Quality Assurance Organisation. The Bombs are filled and delivered in lots of approx 1000 Nos.
SAFETY :
Multiple mechanical safety arrangements have been provided in the fuze to ensure safety during handling and transportation.
RELIABILITY :
Due to simple design of direct percussion fuze, the Bomb is capable of functioning in all conditions i.e. sub zero to even high temperatures effectively.
SHELF LIFE :
The shelf life of filled Bomb is 10 years
PACKING :
The packing consists of HDPE container to hold one and six such containers are packed in one canvas bag and four canvas bags packed in steel box.
STOWAGE DIMENSIONS :
319 mm X 624 mm X 250 mm
HAZARD CLASSIFICATION :
The bomb is classified in the
Compatibility group F
Hazard Division 1.2
Fire fighting classification 2
Contact :
Marketing & Export Division
Ordnance Factory Board
Ayudh Bhawan
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

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