BOMB ML SMOKE 2" MORTAR
ROLE :
Bomb 2" Smoke belongs to the family of screening Smoke Ammn used for screening and counter surveillance in combat field. It produces dense opaque white smoke screen in facilitating tactical deployment of troops and screening from enemy fire.
FUNCTION :
The bomb is fired from a 2" Mortar, smooth bore, muzzle loading infantry weapon. The ammunition is provided with delay element, which functions during the down ward trajectory. Immediately on landing on the ground, it generates dense smoke screen, which lasts for a period of more that 120 sec.
SPECIFICATION /CHARACTERISTICS :
Mass of the filled bomb 900 gms
Muzzle velocity about 120 Mtrs/sec
Max. Range 500 mtrs
General Assembly Steel Body, tail unit, delay unit, primary Cartg and main charge of HCE composition.
Primary Cartg. Cartg. ML2" Mor Smokeless 50 grs Ballistite MK-I
Build up time 5 sec
Duration of Smoke More than 120 sec
 
ADVANTAGES :
a) The bomb produces uniform screen over a wide area without any pillaring effect.
b) Easy identification at night.
c) Handy to carry by combat soldier
d) Can be fired concurrently with HE, Illg and Signalling bomb.
e) No. fuze is required. Delay system takes care of the range.
f) The Ammn can be fired at any angle and any altitude and in any terrain including desert and snow bound land.
 
QUALITY :
Quality control techniques and quality assurance measures ensure desired performance of the Ammn. The sub assemblies like filled delay, primary cartg etc. are subjected to test/proof before taken into production/assembly. The bomb is made in lots of 1000 Nos. The lot after qualifying standard checks and tests is subjected to function (dynamic) proof. Sentencing is done on double sampling plan by applying 2.5% AQL for major defects. No critical defect is permissible.
SAFETY :
The Ammn is safe in all respects during handling, operation and transportation.
RELIABILITY :
With the modified design, the ammunition has recorded very high degree of reliability
SHELF LIFE OF FILLED BOMB :
12 years
PACKING :
Packing consists of inner and outer standard package. Inner package is LP container. It is then packed in sturdy metallic carrier, that holds 6 bombs. 3 such carriers are then packed in a steel box.
STOWAGE DIMENSIONS :
580 mm X 250 mm X 250 mm holding 18 bombs. Weighing 27 Kgs
HAZARD CLASSIFICATION :
The bomb is classified in the
Compatibility group G
Hazard Division 1.2
Fire fighting classification 2
Contact :
Marketing & Export Division
Ordnance Factory Board
Ayudh Bhawan
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

10A, S. K. Bose Road, Kolkata – 700 001, India.
Tel: 0091-33-2248 9027 / 2248 2103 / 2248 5077-80
Fax : 0091-33-2248 1748/2210 8235
Mail :ofbtrade@dataone.in
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