$730 kit (save $120 when you preorder)
AN-M65 1000lb GP Bomb Replica Kit
For a limited time only, preorder the kit and save big. The AN-M65 replica 1000 lb bomb will start shipping mid December.

    WEIGHT: ………………….APPROXIMATELY 25-30 lbs.
    DIAMETER:………………………………….18 INCHES
    OVERALL LENGTH: …………………….69.5 INCHES

BUILD IT YOURSELF Save money, buy the kit. All the parts are fabricated but the final assembly and finishing touches are reserved for the do-it-yourselfer. Just paint and assemble fins, add the identifier stripes and stenciling and you done.

•Kits for AN-M65 AND AN-M44 bomb bodies are coated olive drab. Fins, identifier stripes and lettering are not painted. A stencil for all lettering will be included. 4 fins included need to be assemble and attached to bomb body.

Kits include: Bomb body, 4 fins, fin retaining collar, fin lock nut, lettering stencil, and nose plug. Nose fuze sold separately.

All Replica bombs are build from light weight composite materials and aluminum. All threads are identical and interchangeable with the genuine article. Metal fins are powder coated. Composite parts are coated with gelcoat which is more durable then paint. The gel coat used is UV stabilized and can handle prolonged exposure to harsh weather and from people poking and prodding.


The AN-M44 was used in the first half of WWII. It contains 2 Army suspension lugs spaced at 14″ and will mount on 14″ bomb shackles. The AN-M65 was used in the later parts of WWII. It also has 2 Army suspension lugs spaced at 14″ and a Single Navy dive bomber lug on the opposite side. The stenciling varies between the two models. Other then that the replicas are identical.

AN-M65/ AN-M44 Fun Facts
BOMB, G. P., 1,000 LB., AN-M65Al- STANDARD. The bomb is made of steel with cylindrical body and box-type fins. It is 69.5 inches long and 25.4 inches across the fins. The center of gravity is 26 inches from the nose. Two suspension lugs, 14 inches apart, are provided for suspension in horizontal racks. The explosive filler consists of 459 pounds of cast 50-50 amatol, and 39.6 pounds of cast TST surrounding the fuze boosters. An alternative filler is 547.1 pounds of cast TNT. Still another loading is 571.4 pounds of Composition B

Principle of Operation: During bomb’s release from the aircraft, the propeller (vane) rotates, allowing an impeller to spin. After a certain number of revolutions, the fuse becomes armed, allowing it to function. When the bomb impacts the target, the firing pin punches the detonator causing it to detonate, activating the booster charge, which causes the main charge to function. These bombs are equipped with nose and tail fuses. The common nose fuse is the AN-M103 and the tail fuse is the AN-M101A2. The fuzes can be set for instantaneous detonation or up to 15 second delay.

The old GP bombs are a relatively thin-cased with an ogival nose, parallel side walls, and a tapered aft section. A new series of bomb was developed and standardized in 1939. The “M” series demolition bombs were cylindrical in shape with a box type tail assembly. The GP is distinguishable from the M-series by the base plug in the tail and a single suspension lug in addition to two Army lugs. The single suspension lug is used on dive bombers and the dual suspension lugs, 14 inches apart, were use in horizontal bomb-racks. Designed originally for anti-personnel or such targets as ammunition dumps, railway rolling stock, ordinary buildings, supply depots, grounded planes, and aircraft installations. The standard explosive filler is amatol. Alternate fillers are TNT, composition B, and Tritonal.