UXO - Dropped Flashcards
What are the sub groups of dropped munitions?
Bomb, Dispenser, Submunitions
What are the types of bombs?
GP, GPOS, GPNS, GPLD, Penetrator, Guided Bomb, Incendiary, Destructor (Air-laid mine), Chemical
What are the key ID features of Dropped Bombs GPOS?
One piece steel construction; Welded on lifting lugs, two on one side, one on opposite side; fixed stabilizers usually welded on; 2” fuze well on nose and tail; 50% of bomb’s weight is explosive material
What are the key ID features of Dropped Bombs GPNS?
One piece steel const.; Screwed on suspension lugs w/ a charging well between the lugs all on one side; bolted on stabilizers, 3” fuze well on nose and tail.
What are the key ID features of Dropped Bombs GPLD?
All Key ID features of GPNS; cigar shaped designed to produce less drag.
What are the key ID features of Dropped Bombs GP?
If bomb is missing any Key ID characteristics of other GP series bombs.
What types of fuzing are used with dropped bombs GP, GPOS, GPNS, GPLD?
VT, Impact, Impact inertia, ET, CW, MT
What Safeties are used with dropped bombs GP, GPOS, GPNS, GPLD w/o fuzing?
HE, Frag, Move
What are the key ID features, fuzing, and safeties of Penetration Bombs?
25-30% explosive filler, one piece steel construction 2/3 of weight is casing, tail fuze year, US versions flare out at rear; fuzing is impact inertia only; safeties: HE Frag Move
What are key ID features, fuzing, and safeties of guided bombs?
Body is standard GPLD or GPNS, guidance canards and fins attached to front of warhead for steering, wing assembly on aft end; fuzing: impact; safeties HE Frag Move EMR Static Eject 24 Hr WT
What are key ID features of destructor bomb?
Aircraft laid mine uses GPLD body; must have some type of retardation, parachute or snake eye fins; has a golden plug in the charging well; may have a white band around body.
What type of fuzing and what are the safeties of a destructor bomb?
Electronic fuze, safeties: Destructor 8 - HE Frag Move Mag EMR Static WT Seismic
What are key ID features, fuzing and safeties of Incendiary bomb?
Key ID: no stabilizing fins, color codes and markings; fuzing: all-way acting; Safeties: HE Frag Move Fire WP
What are key ID features, fuzing and safeties of a Chemical bomb?
An HE bomb with a filler plug, use color codes to ID; fuzing: Impact, Impact Inertia, VT, MT, ET; Safeties: HE Frag Move Chem
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