glide bomb


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glide bomb

[′glīd ‚bäm]
(ordnance)
A bomb fitted with airfoils to provide lift, released in the direction of a target by an airplane.

glide bomb

glide bomb
Laser-guided bomb.
A bomb, fitted with airfoils, that is carried and released in the direction of a target by an aircraft. A glide bomb travels much farther than an ordinary bomb. It can be released at low levels with ranges from 4 to 6 miles (6–10 km). The airfoils fitted on the glide bomb provide it lift and assist in guiding it, as they act as control surfaces.
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The glide bombs rely on acoustic and infrared sensors to guide them to enemy armored vehicles.
Iran is using TV guidance for the GBU-67/9A Qadr glide bomb, based on the Mk 84 warhead, and the rocket-powered AGM-379/20 Zoobin, based on the 340-kg M117.
South Africa's Denel Umbani (Lightning) project follows earlier experience with the Raptor glide bomb and will combine the Mk 82 or Mk 83 bomb bodies with a rocket motor, a swing-wing and a choice of guidance systems.
F-4C aircraft of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, using a combination of electro-optically guided and laser-guided glide bombs, destroyed more than 100 enemy bridges between April 6 and June 30, 1972, including the Paul Doumer and Thanh Hoa bridges that seemed impervious to countless previous bombing raids.
Compared to the simple glide bomb, conventional guided missiles offer longer ranges from a given release height, higher speeds and greater accuracy.
Another guided ordnance used in Desert Storm (though on a much smaller scale) was the EO/IIR-guided 1,140-kg Rockwell GBU15 glide bomb.
The Walleye, a glide bomb designed for soft, stationary targets, contained a small television camera mounted in its nose that transmitted images to the cockpit where a pilot could then designate an aim point and release the bomb.
The "X-37B after re-entry would be a slow moving, not very maneuverable glide bomb, easy prey for any air defense system along its path to the target," Weeden wrote.
JSOW - The Joint Standoff Weapon is a long-range glide bomb that offers pinpoint accuracy.
The Henschel 293 was a rocket-propelled, radio-controlled glide bomb with a 660-pound warhead for use against merchant ships and transports.
The Hakim project entered its third -- and most ambitious -- phase in the early 1990s under the management of Britain's GEC-Marconi, who acquired that bit of the Ferranti business in this took a laser glide bomb, adapted with an infra-red seeker head, and added rocket propulsion.