The M117 is a general-purpose bomb. It is dropped from the air by an airplane. It is used by United States military forces. The M117 was used for the first time in the Korean War in the early 1950s. Its nominal weight is 750 pounds (340 kg), but its actual weight, depending on fuze and delay options, is around 820 pounds (372 kg). Its explosive content is 403 pounds (183 kg) of Minol 2 or Tritonal. The M117 can also be used with a low-drag tail fin for medium and high-altitude bombing.
|Type||free-fall general-purpose bomb|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Used by||United States|
|Wars||Korean War , Vietnam War|
|Length||2.06 m-2.16 m|
|Maximum firing range||changes by method of employment|
|Warhead weight||183 Kg|