Figure 1-22Suspension lug installation.
of the bomb. Suspension lugs (fig. 1-22) are used to
attach the weapon to the aircraft bomb racks. An
internally threaded well for the installation of a hoisting
lug is located between the suspension lugs, at the
center-of-gravity (CG) position on the bomb. The
hoisting lug is used for handling purposes only.
There are two basic nose plugs (fig. 1-23) used in
general purpose bombs, solid nose plug (MXU-735/B
and MXU-735A/B), and the ogive nose plug. The ogive
nose plug provides a pointed arch. A support cup is used
in the nose well with the ogive nose plug to provide a
solid structure to the bomb. The MXU-735 solid nose
plug is designed to provide better penetration of hard
targets, without the likelihood of nose plug shearing
during oblique impact.
The MXU-735 replaces the
ogive nose plug and support cup.
The high-explosive filler of the bomb (Tritonal
80-20 or H-6) is identified by the yellow stenciled
nomenclature on the bomb body and yellow band(s)
around the nose. The lot number is stenciled in white
ink on the forward end of the bomb. All Mk 80 (series)
Figure 1-23.Nose plugs.