M102 Aerial Bomb Tail Fuze

Accession Number REL24043
Collection type Technology
Object type Munition
Physical description Metal
Place made United States of America
Date made 1937
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

This aerial bomb mechanical impact tail fuze consists of a 4 vane arming propeller assembly fitted to an auxiliary fuze and charge container. The arming assembly is 340 mm long and is made of a single cadmium plated steel shaft (16 mm diameter) to support the propeller assembly and winding rod. The M102 tail fuze was used with 1000 pound A.P (armour piercing) and S.A.P (semi armour piercing) bombs and 4000 pound GP (general purpose) H E (high explosive) bombs.

History / Summary

Type example of a Second World War munitions component. From the collection of munitions originally held by the Maribyrnong Explosives Factory in Victoria.