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Posted: 10/7/2005 6:08:48 PM EDT
We have 250, 500, 750, 2,000 lb. bombs.

What do the EU air forces use?  390.90 kg bombs or do they call them something else?


PS - I should stop watching the Military Channel for hours at a time...
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 6:14:12 PM EDT
Well, there's kilo-tons and mega-tons.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 7:02:28 PM EDT
We have 1000 lb bombs (MK83) but not 750.

Cant answer your main question.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 7:04:57 PM EDT
I think the conversion is left to the recipient.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 8:53:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/7/2005 8:56:54 PM EDT by Manic_Moran]
It's in kgs.

By way of some example, the French equivalent to the Mk 8x series is BLx. There's no particular sequence, eg BL4 is a 1000kg bomb, BL5 is a 50kg bomb and BL6 is a 120kg bomb.
BM400 comes in at almost 400kg though, and the SAMP 250 is about 250kg.

PRC and Russia have the bomb weight in kilos as part of the designation. For example "Type 2 3000kg" (PRC) or FAB-750 (Russia).

UK does not use the weight in its designation either, eg the BL755 is a 277kg cluster bomb, the Mk20 is categorised as a 450kg bomb.

I believe the American Mk117 750kg bomb is still in stores and can be used, even though it's Vietnam era.

Link Posted: 10/8/2005 5:50:28 AM EDT
Thanks Manic.

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