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General Purpose Bombs

General Purpose Bombs

MK80 Series (500-2000lb) general purpose bombs used in most bombing operations. Their cases (bomb body) are aerodynamically designed and are relatively light. General purpose bombs may be used with both nose and tail mechanical or electronic fuzes and conical or retarding fins.

PD Joint Bombs is also the Acquisition Manager for the BLU-110 (1000lb) and BLU-111 (500lb) General Purpose Bombs.


BLU-110 (1000lb) Bomb

The BLU-110 General Purpose bomb is identical to the MK83 MOD 5 bomb, with the exception of the explosive filler. The primary users are the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy. This bomb has a slender body made of steel with a well in the nose section for a proximity sensor, mechanical fuze and adapter booster, or a penetrating nose plug; and a well in the aft section for a tail electric fuze. It uses either a conical or retarding fin, or laser/GPS guidance airfoil kit, or a mine kit.


BLU-111 (500lb) Bomb

The BLU-111 General Purpose bomb is identical to the MK82 MOD 2 bomb, with the exception of the explosive filler. The primary users are the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy. This bomb has a slender body made of steel with a well in the nose section for a proximity sensor, mechanical fuze and adapter booster, or a penetrating nose plug; and a well in the aft section for a tail electric fuze. It uses either a conical, non-retard, or retarding fin, or laser/GPS guidance airfoil kit, or a mine kit.


BLU-117 (2000lb) Bomb

The BLU-117 General Purpose Bomb is identical to the 2000lb class MK 84 bomb, with the exception of the explosive filler. The primary users are the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy. This bomb has a slender body made of steel with a well in the nose section for a proximity sensor, mechanical fuze and adapter booster, or a penetrating nose plug; and a well in the aft section for a tail electronic fuze. It is compatible with proximity sensor and mechanical/electrical/electronic fuzes. It uses a conical fin or laser/GPS guidance airfoil kit or mine kit.


MK82 (500lb) Bomb

The MK82 is designed for soft, fragment sensitive targets such as troops, POL, and radars. The Air Force is the primary user. This weapon is not intended for hard targets or penetrations.


MK83 (1000lb) Bomb

The MK83 is designed for soft, fragment sensitive targets such as troops, POL, and radars. The Navy is the primary user. This weapon is not intended for hard targets or penetrations.


MK84 (2000lb) Bomb w/JDAM

The MK84 is designed for soft and intermediately protected targets. The destruction mechanism of the MK84 is blast and fragmentation. Ideal targets for this weapon are buildings, rail yards, and lines of communication. The Navy and Air Force both use the MK84 intensively.


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