bombs are converted into GBUs by the attachment of a
guided bomb unit kit. Each guided bomb unit kit
contains a computer-control group (CCG) and an
airfoil group (wing assembly and guidance fins).
The CCG mounts on the nose of the bomb body.
This precludes the use of nose fuzing. The CCG detects
and guides on a laser-illuminated target. It provides
weapon guidance signals to the movable guidance fins
to guide the weapon to the target. An electrical fuze
installed in the tail of the bomb detonates the bomb at
the proper time.
Except for the glass nose of the CCG, all
components are painted olive drab. The bomb body has
standard LDGP markings. A single or double yellow
band around the nose of the bomb body indicates a
The Mk 62, Mk 63, and Mk 64 mines are all
modular, influence-actuated bottom mines. They are
used against submarines and surface targets. The mines
are upgraded by installation of the Mk 130 conversion
kit and Mk 130 battery and flight gear.
The Mk 65 Quickstrike mine (fig. 8-7) is a
2,000-pound, air-laid, all modular, influence-actuated,
bottom mine. The Mk 65 is used against submarines
and surface targets. The Mk 65 consists of a mine case,
a Mk 45 safety device arming group with a Mk 2
arming device, a Mk 57 target detecting device, and a
Mk 7 tail assembly.
What are the four components of the Mk 80
What are the two types of practice bombs used
to train new or inexperienced pilots and
What are two types of cluster bombs used by
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify the
types, uses, and basic characteristics of
Air-launched weapons are designed to be either rail
or ejection launched. In the case of airborne rockets,
they are fired from launchers suspended on the parent
rack of Navy aircraft. Underwater weapons, such as
air-laid mines and torpedoes, are suspended from the
parent rack and bomb bays of aircraft, and are designed
to destroy enemy submarines and surface ships.
Air-launched weapons provide a defensive or
offensive capability against enemy aircraft, combatant
ships, ground radar installations, armored vehicles, and
cruise missiles. Some of the various types of airborne
TAIL SECTION ASSEMBLY
Figure 8-7.Mk 65 Quickstrike mine.