penetration bomb


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a bomb with about 30% explosive and a casing designed to penetrate hardened targets before the explosive detonates

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A "penetration bomb" was designed to destroy docks by not exploding until it had embedded itself in the target to cause maximum destruction.
These munitions-fuel-air explosives, penetration bombs and wide-area cluster bombs-were dropped in great profusion to destroy fortifications, demolish underground bunkers disable tanks and vehicles, and kill or maim military personnel.
However, the US Air Force wanted to be able to load an effective number of guided penetration bombs on small aircraft such as the F-16, or internally in the case of the F-22, F-35 and combat drones.
The main hall of the Natanz enrichment plant, where Iran is installing centrifuges for enriching uranium, is estimated by some to be 75 feet below ground level, requiring deep penetration bombs.
Royal Navy spokesman Neil Smith said the device may have lain undetected for so long because penetration bombs were designed to stick in a target before exploding.
Imperial War Museum Historian Dr Neil Young said unexploded German penetration bombs were rare.
BLU-109 penetration bombs, laser-guided bombs (LGBs), and additional unguided ordnance.
Scientists have also created penetration bombs designed to incinerate stocks of chemical and biological agents rather than risk blowing them up.
Bush's father called a halt to Operation Desert Storm, two US Air Force F-111 bombers, callsigns Cardinal 1 and 2, dropped two 4,700-pound penetration bombs on an underground bunker near the Al Taji air base, northwest of Baghdad, which senior Iraqi commanders were known to use.
In the exhibition brochures, the AWC is described as manufacturing huge a variety of air-delivered weapons, including extended range bombs, target penetration bombs and infrared search and track systems.
These munitions--fuel-air explosives, penetration bombs and wide-area cluster bombs--were dropped in great profusion to destroy fortifications, demolish underground bunkers, disable tanks and vehicles, and kill or maim military personnel."
The Allies needed penetration bombs to destroy Germany's hardened facilities.