Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Site Notices
9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 10/10/2001 7:16:09 PM EDT
5000lb laser guided bombs. These things gotta freak the enemy out. Is that the largest conventional weapon in the US Arsenal ?
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 7:19:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/10/2001 7:15:21 PM EDT by LotBoy]
Theres one that is bigger. It's a bomb that is droped out of a C-130. I think it weights 15,000lbs.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 7:20:15 PM EDT
i seem to remember during the gulf war we used a 5000 pound bomb that came down on a parachute. it was used to clear mine fields.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 7:32:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/10/2001 7:26:42 PM EDT by nysteve]
If anyone wants more info on this topic check out the following link: [url]www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/smart/gbu-28.htm [/url]
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 7:44:54 PM EDT
Thanks for that link Steve. Here's one to that 15,000 pounder. Yup it gets dropped from a C-130 [url]http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/dumb/blu-82.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 8:34:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LotBoy: Theres one that is bigger. It's a bomb that is droped out of a C-130. I think it weights 15,000lbs.
View Quote
Big Blue. We used it in Vietnam to clear helo LZs. "Do what you will, just don't dro one of those things near me."
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 9:12:49 PM EDT
Yep, we still have the real bomb inventory. Last official use (I can remember) was back in Desert Storm. It was drop from the back of a Spectre. But then, the deep throat bombs has better penatration.
Top Top