retarded bomb

retarded bomb

A free-fall bomb with a drogue chute or another retarding device that is deployed automatically to slow the forward velocity of the bomb after its release to ensure the safety of the aircraft during low-level delivery. The bomb is also retarded to ensure that it does not skip after the impact.
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In a lighter category, Thomson Brandt produces the 34 kg BAT 120 retarded bomb, of which up to 18 can be carried on a single pylon.
The two-seat plane is used in low or medium-level attacks using precision-guided, freefall or retarded bombs, for attacks on enemy air defence systems and reconnaissance missions.