individual bombs are listed in fig 1-20. The basic
difference between the bombs listed in fig 1-20
is their size and weight. The following description
of the Mk 80 (series) bomb is applicable to all
bombs within the Mk 80 (series) unless otherwise
The bomb body (fig. 1-21) is shipped with a plastic
plug installed in the nose and tail fuze well to prevent
damage to the internal threads and to keep out
moisture. The aft end of the bomb body has a
metal shipping cap installed. Plastic lug caps are
installed in the suspension lug wells, and a plastic plug
is installed in the fuze charging receptacle well. Some
bombs contain a hoisting lug packaged in the tail fuze
Bombs are shipped on metal pallets. The
number of bombs loaded on each pallet depends on
the bomb size. For example, six Mk 82 bombs can
be shipped on a pallet, three Mk 83 bombs can be
shipped on a pallet, and two Mk 84 bombs can be
shipped on a pallet.
Refer to Airborne Weapons
Packaging/Handling/Stowage, NAVAIR 11-120A-1.1
or appropriate MIL-STD for more information on
The bomb body is designed with a nose and tail fuze
well. These wells are internally threaded to receive
either mechanical or electric fuzes.
FUZE CHARGING CIRCUIT
The forward and aft charging tubes are installed
at the factory and contain the electric fuze wire
harness. When electric fuzing is used, the wire
harness provides a path for the charging current from
the fuze charging receptacle to the forward and aft fuze
There are two suspension lug wells for the
installation of suspension lugs. The suspension lugs are
spaced 14 or 30 inches apart, depending upon the size
REVIEW NUMBER 5 ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS Q1. THROUGH Q7.
All electric capability for Mk 80 with either conical or retarding fins, thermally
protected bombs, and laser-guided bombs is provided by Mk 344 and Mk 376
electric bomb fuzes.
No unusual RADHAZ precautions taken when using Mk 344 or Mk 376 fuzes
because they are classified as HERO SAFE.
The Mk 376 electric fuze is used for retarded delivery of the Mk 80 (series) bomb.
The functions of the Mk 31 safety device are to adapt the fuze to the fuze well of
the bomb. mechanically safe the fuze and to unlock the timer-decelerometer.
The Mk 122 Mod 0 arming safety switch is used to open a circuit and provide a
RADHAZ shield to prevent electromagnetic radiation from entering the fuze
The Mk 43 Mod 0 target detecting device is used to provide airburst capability
for electrically fuzed Mk 80 bombs.
A thermal battery, initiated by a +300 volts dc or striker rod, is used to power the
internal circuitry of the TDD.