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Bombs

Here is an overview of US air-dropped bombs.

Conventional Bombs

       Bomb                      kg    Purpose

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       M30A1                      45.4  General Purpose

       M38A2                      45.4  Practice

       M40A1                      10.4  Fragmentation

       M41A                       9.1  Fragmentation/ shaped-charge

       M47                      45.4  Incendiary / Smoke

       M50                       1.81 Thermite, incendiary

       M52                     454    Armour-piercing

       M56                    1814    Blast

       M57                     113    General Purpose

       M58                     227    Semi-armour piercing

       M59                     454    Semi-armour piercing

       M64                     227    General Purpose

       M65                     454    General Purpose

       M66                     907    General Purpose

       M69                       2.7  Incendiary

       M70                      52.2  Mustard gas / gel

       M74                       4.5  Incendiary

       M76                     227    Incendiary

       M78              227 or 454    Gas

       M81                     117.9  Fragmentation

       M82                      40.8  Fragmentation

       M83                       1.81 Fragmentation

       M86                      54.4  Fragmentation

       M88                      99.8  Fragmentation

       M103                     907    Semi-armour piercing

       M104                      45.4  Leaflet

       M105                     227    Leaflet

       M109                    5443    General Purpose

       M110                    9979    General Purpose

       M113                      56.7  Gas

       M116                     340    Napalm

       M117                     340    General Purpose

       M118                    1361    General Purpose, low-drag

       M121                    4536    General Purpose

       M124                     113    Practice

       M125                       4.54 Gas

       M126                       1.81 Incendiary

       M129                     340    Leaflet

       MC1                     340    Gas

       Mk 1                     907    Blast

       Mk 1 Mod 1/1/3             726    Armour-piercing

       Mk 5                       1.36 Practice

       Mk 15                      45.4  Practice

       Mk 23                       1.36 Practice

       Mk 33                     454    Armour-Piercing

       Mk 36                            Delayed fuse (triggered by passing vehicles)

       Mk 65                     227    Practice

       Mk 66                     454    Practice

       Mk 76                      11.3  Practice

       Mk 77 Mod 0             340    Fire

       Mk 79                     454    Fire (napalm)

       Mk 81                     113    General purpose, Low-drag

       Mk 81 Mod 1 Snakeye   113    General purpose, High-drag

       Mk 82                     227    General purpose, Low-drag

       Mk 82 Mod 1 Snakeye   254    General purpose, High-drag

       Mk 83                     454    General purpose, Low-drag

       Mk 83 Mod 2/3             454    General purpose, High-drag

       Mk 84                     894    General purpose, Low-drag

       Mk 86                     113    Practice

       Mk 87                     227    Practice

       Mk 88                     454    Practice

       Mk 89                      25.4  Practice

       Mk 94                     227    Gas (Sarin)

       Mk 106                       2.27 Practice

       Mk 111                     454    Demolition

       Mk 116 Weteye             340    Chemical

       Mk 122 Fireye                    Fire

Rockets

    Type            Size

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    Mk 4            2.75 in

    Mk 40            2.75 in

    Mk 66            2.75 in

    Zuni            5         in

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    Warheads:   M247  Shaped-charge                    (2.75in)

                M255  Flechette fragmentation       (2.75in)

                M261  Subminution dispenser            (2.75in)

                M262  Illumination                    (2.75in)

                M264  Smoke Screen                    (2.75in)

                M267  Smoke, training                    (2.75in)

Nuclear Bombs

       Bomb                      Yield    Type                Weight

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       B28             70kt to 1.45MT    Fusion                919kg to 1152kg

       B43                        1MT    Fusion                934kg to 971kg

       B53                        9MT    Fusion                4014kg

       B57                5kT to 10kT    Fission                231kg to 322kg

       B61               10kT to 100kT   Boosted Fission        326kg to 347kg

       B83                         MT    Fission                1092kg


Emmanuel Gustin
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