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20lb Cooper bomb.

The Cooper bomb was a British 20 pound bomb used extensively in World War I, it was the first high explosive bomb to be adapted by the Royal Flying Corps[1]

Design[]

Bristol F2 Fighter with 8 Cooper bombs under the wings.

The bomb was 24lb in weight, of which 20lb was the bomb casing and 4lb was the high explosive.[2] The main body was made of cast iron and the after body is made of wood and the fins sheet steel.[3]

List of aircraft that used the cooper bomb[]

References[]

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