REVIEW NUMBER 10
Describe the primary purpose of practice
List the two general types of practice bombs.
List the types of subcaliber practice bombs.
What color are Mk 80 (series) inert LDGP
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Describe the
types, purpose, and use of chemical weapons.
Chemical weapons are designed to disperse a
chemical agent over a designated course. Some of the
uses are defoliation, screening, and area denial.
MK 116 WETEYE CHEMICAL BOMB
The weteye (fig. 1-46) is a free-falling container that
is designed to burst open as it falls, dispensing the
The WETEYE weighs approximately 500 pounds
and contains approximately 347 pounds of chemical
agent. The bomb is gray in color with a green band and
a yellow band around the center of the body. The green
band indicates a toxic chemical agent filler and the
yellow band indicates a high explosive.
When the bomb is released from the aircraft, the
arming wire is withdrawn, allowing the fuze to arm. At
the same time, the fin-release wire is withdrawn,
activating the spring-tension extendable fins. Upon
impact the fuze functions, initiating the tetryl booster
which ignites the burster. The burster explodes the
bomb and disseminates the GB nerve agent.
MK 94 CHEMICAL BOMB
The Mk 94 is a Mk 82 low drag general purpose
bomb casing that is modified to contain a chemical
agent. The Mk 94 is intended for the aerial delivery of
the toxic chemical agent on selected targets.
Figure 1-46.Mk 116 Weteye chemical bomb.