SHIPPING AND STORAGE CONTAINERS
The Mk 427 Mod 0 and Mod 1 shipping and storage
containers encase one fully assembled Mk 20 bomb
cluster. The reusable containers consist of metal upper
and lower shell assemblies that are secured with
either 16 quick-release latches (Mod 0) or 18 T latches
(Mod 1). A rubber gasket provides an environmental
seal when the upper and lower shells are mated.
External frame members are welded to each half of the
container so the containers can be stacked six high and
provide the necessary fittings for ground-handling
The reusable weapon cradle Mk 18 Mod 0 is used
to ship and store two fully assembled Mk 20 bomb
clusters. The cradle consists of plastic upper and lower
shell assemblies, which are shock-mounted on a metal
cradle assembly. The weapon cradle has forklift guides,
lifting eyes, handtruck brackets, and lift devices to
permit the use of handling equipment. Four supports
are provided on each cradle to aid in stacking the cradle
REVIEW NUMBER 9
Name the cluster bomb used against armored
vehicles and the one used against light material
and personnel targets.
Name the main structure of the Mk 7 Mod 2 bomb
The Mk 20 bomb cluster weighs _________ and
contains _______ bombs.
Name the component used to stabilize the bomb
after release from the aircraft.
Describe the purpose of the Mk 339 Mod 0 and
Mod 1 mechanical time fuzes.
List the components of the Mk 118 Mod 0 and
Mod 1 antitank bomb.
What shipping container is used to ship and store
the Mk 20 bomb cluster?
The CBU-78/B gator weapon is delivered as an
all-up-round (AUR) (fig. 1-40). The weapon consists
Figure 1-40.CBU-78/B gator weapon,