The antitank bomb cluster (fig. 1-31) is an
air-launched, conventional free-fall weapon. The Mk
20, CBU-99, and CBU-100 are used against armored
The CBUs are delivered to the fleet as completely
assembled all-up-rounds (AURs). Fuzes, suspension
lugs, arming wires, wire extractors, and all other
necessary components are installed.
The Mk 20 bomb cluster weighs 490 pounds and
contains 247 Mk 118 antitank bombs. The information
on configuration, functional description, and shipping
and storage containers of the Mk 7 bomb dispenser and
its associated components can be found in NAVAIR
11-5A-3, also information on decanning, preparation
for use, and recanning procedures are found in
MK 20 MODS/CBU-99/CBU-100, BOMB
CBU-99/CBU-100 are listed in (table 1-4).
Mk 7 and Mods Bomb Dispenser
The cargo section of the Mk 7 bomb dispenser is
the main structure of the weapon and contains the
bombs/bomblets. A nose fairing is attached to the
forward end of the cargo section for aerodynamics and
fuze installation. It has an observation window for
viewing the safe/arm indicator on the installed fuze.
The dispenser has two linear-shaped charges secured
longitudinally inside the walls. When initiated, these
shaped charges cut the dispenser in half, from front to
rear, and the bombs/bomblets spread in free-fall
REVIEW NUMBER 7 ANSWERS
The Mk 75 modification kit is used to make
When the Mk 75 modification kit is installed,
the Mk 83 LDGP bomb becomes the Mk 40
The Mk 41 DST can only be delivered in the
Figure 1-31.Antitank bomb cluster Mk 20 Mods and CBU-99 and CBU-100.