Designation: ASM-N-2

U.S. NAVY ASM-N-2 BAT

U.S NAVY ASM-N-2 BAT

A picture of the U.S. Navy ASM-N-2 Bat

The Bat is a radar-guided unpowered anti-shipping bomb developed by the U.S. Navy during World War II.  It consists of a standard 1,000-pound bomb encased in a fuselage with wings and a radar in the nose that was built by the National Bureau of Standards.  Development of the bomb was overseen by the Navy’s Bureau of Ordnance and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.   More than 2,500 of them were built.  The Bat was used in combat in the Pacific beginning in early 1945 with some success against Japanese shipping.

Wingspan 10 ft

Wingspan

Length 11 ft 11 in.

Length

Weight 1,600 lbs

Weight


Manufacturer
U.S. Navy

Markings
U.S. Navy, 1946

Designation
ASM-N-2

Serial Number
Unknown

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