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Extra resources for A Guide to Airborne Weapons
If penetration warheads strike the target at an angle they tend to ^ Guide 50 bounce Arborne Weapons a characteristic often referred to as the J-hook effect. S. military measures bomb accuracy using a calculation known CEP number is the radius of a circle as circular error probability (CEP). The around an aimpoint in which a weapon GBU-28 of 30 has a CEP will land percent of the time. The fifty feet. General Characteristics: Range: 6 when mated with a guidance kit and a set GBU-28, a loser-guided bomb.
Air Force Museum. its bomb above blast. 39 Unguided Munitions Military Nomenclature: BLU-107B Name: Durandal Description: This weapon BLU-107 craters enemy runways. To operate Durandal deploys a parachute to slow angle (a Once requires a low-altitude release. nose-down its effectively, the released from the aircraft, the descent and obtain the proper impact The parachute releases as the weapon nears the attitude). ground. After the parachute release, the BLU-1 07's rocket motor ing the up to warhead into the runway.
Pounds of Tritional explosive and uses a tail The bomb contains 550 -mounted, time-delay fuze to det- onate the warhead after penetration. The fuze is attached to the tail to prevent from being crushed when the bomb punches its way into the target. Guidance System: The BLU-109 has no guidance capability. does it It serve as the warhead for precision guided munitions such as the GBU-24, GBU-31 and guidance the AGM-]30. GBU-1 0, GBU-1 5, See those weapon systems for their capabilities. Control: The BLU-109 has no aerodynamic serve as the GBU-1 5, for their warhead GBU-24, GBU-31 and aerodynamic flight control surfaces.