MK 80 (SERIES) GENERAL-PURPOSE BOMBS
The Mk 80 (series) low-drag, general-purpose
(LDGP) bomb (fig. 8-1) is used in aircraft bombing
operations. The case (bomb body) is aerodynamically
designed and relatively light. Only 45 percent of the
bomb's total weight consists of explosives.
The basic difference between the bombs shown in
figure 8-1 is their size and weight. Unless otherwise
indicated, the following details of the Mk 80 (series)
LDGP bomb will be applicable to all the bombs listed
in figure 8-1.
A complete bomb consists of all the components
and accessories necessary for the bomb to function in
the manner intended. Sensitive or fragile components,
such as fuzes and adapter boosters, are packed
separately and assembled to the bomb before it is used.
The components of a typical LDGP bomb are as
WELL (MODS 6 & 7)
(EXCEPT MODS 6 & 7)
Figure 8-1.Mk 80/BLU series bombs.