Bazooka HE filler

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MadDog
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Bazooka HE filler

Post by MadDog » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:19 pm

Does anyone know the fill weight of the HE payload in the various types of US bazooka rounds ?

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Re: Bazooka HE filler

Post by lwd » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:26 am

Well wiki gives some info at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bazooka#Specifications
not sure if that's the total warhead weight or the filler though.
This page http://world.guns.ru/grenade/usa/bazook ... 9a1-e.html states
Shaped Charge warhead contained about 720 gram (1,6 Lb) of high explosive
On the other hand this one http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/57023/bazooka states:
It launched a 3.5-pound (1.6-kg) rocket with a diameter of 2.36 inches (60 mm) and a length of 19 inches (483 mm). The rocket carried 8 ounces (225 grams) of pentolite, .... During the Korean War the M20 “Super Bazooka” was used. This was an aluminum tube that launched a 3.5-inch (89-mm), 9-pound (4-kg) rocket carrying 2 pounds (0.9 kg) of combined RDX/TNT explosive.
There is also some info here:
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 3&t=178697

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Re: Bazooka HE filler

Post by MadDog » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:07 pm

Thanks Larry.

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