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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South Africa's Denel Dynamics (then Kentron) developed the Raptor I EO-guided glide bomb in the 1980s for use in the Angolan conflict.
The Luftwaffe fought cleverly and tenaciously while introducing new weapons such as the radio-controlled glide bombs.
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.
The JSOW is a 1,000 lb-class glide bomb with a range of up to 130 km when launched from high altitude.
At the same time Kugisho, concerned about the anticipated difficulty of inexperienced pilots flying high-performance glide bomb aircraft, initiated a parallel effort to develop a trainer prototype MXY7-K1, with return-landing capability.
The US Army Air Force used the radio-controlled VB-1 (Vertical Bomb -1) 'Azon' late in that war, while the US Navy employed the TV-guided Interstate TRD-1 Assault Drone and the autonomous ASM-2 Bat glide bomb, which carried an active radar seeker.
During World War II, the Army Air Forces developed a radio-guided azimuth-only (AZON) glide bomb and tested it in Europe and the China-Burma-India Theater, where they promised some success against bridge targets.
Other projects include IAI's longer range (30 km) Guillotine LBG and Rafael's Pyramid TV-guided glide bomb.