Finding an “unused” AN-M30 isn’t easy. If you’ve got one, let us know, we’d love to steal it.
The Ellen Jane carried seven, 100 pound bombs on external mounts.
On training runs, the Ellen Jane carried the M38A2 100 lb, practice bomb (below). These were filled with a water/sand mix and had a small explosive charge that would produce enough smoke to allow the impact point to be spotted.
Don’t confuse the M38A2 with the common MarK15!
These were NOT used in WWII but during Vietnam. Note the “pointed” nose of the M38A2 vs. the “round” nose on the newer model.
People pay $300 or more on Ebay but you can buy them at many surplus stores for much less.
We’ve even seen them painted green and being sold as “real” AN-M30’s!
Detailed replicas are available at: