general-purpose bomb

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a large bomb (500 to 2,000 pounds that is 50% explosive) whose explosion creates a blast and whose metal casing creates some fragmentation effect


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An LGB kit consists of a computer control group (CCG) and air foil group (AFG) normally attached to a general-purpose bomb to form an LGB.
The importance of being able to prevent detonations can be gleared from the Air Force's inventory of hundreds of thousands of 500-pound general-purpose bombs, which are its main weapons.
The vehicle transforms from a general-purpose bomb into an aerobatic air vehicle using unique inflatable airfoils and is commanded through datalinks and sensors aboard the UCAV.
Production of the 250-pound general-purpose bomb has been discontinued and it is no longer carried in the active inventory.
The MOAB - officially designated the GBU-43B/MOAB - is strictly a non-nuclear bomb, with a warhead that contains 18,700 pounds of BLU-120/B high explosive used for general-purpose bombs.
They were externally loading 18 750-pound general-purpose bombs on a B-52H aircraft.
The Air Force is developing smaller bombs to fill the gap between guided missiles, such as the Maverick, and general-purpose bombs that traditionally weigh 500 pounds or more, says Rand.
The UAE Air Force has requested up to 800 WCMD tail kits, as well as 500 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits produced by Boeing for general-purpose bombs, to enhance its F-16 Block 60s' precision strike capability.
With the addition of a new tail section that contains an inertial navigational system, and a global positioning system guidance control unit, JDAM improves the accuracy of unguided, general-purpose bombs in any weather condition.
The new tail kit section contains an inertial navigational system and a global positioning system guidance control unit, improving the accuracy of unguided, general-purpose bombs in any weather condition.
One morning, our division of Tomcats was briefing a 4 v X, self-escort strike, with each aircraft carrying two Mk-83 general-purpose bombs.
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