Although both are used for practice, each is quite
different in design and appearance.
MK 76 MOD 5.The 25-pound, solid metal-cast,
Mk 76 Mod 5 practice bomb (fig. 8-3) has a
teardrop-shaped body. It is centrally bored to permit the
insertion of a practice bomb signal cartridge. The after
body, covering the tail tube, is crimped to the bomb
body and has welded-on conical tail fins. The bomb has
single-lug suspension and is painted blue with
identification nomenclature s stenciled in white letters
on the body. The Mk 76 Mod 5 subcaliber practice
bomb is specifically designed to simulate unretarded
BDU-48/B.The 10-pound BDU-48/B practice
bomb (fig. 8-4) is a thin-cased cylindrical bomb used to
simulate retarded weapon delivery. The bomb is
composed of the bomb body with a bore tube for the
installation of a single cartridge, a spring-loaded
retractable suspension lug, firing device, and box-type
fin assembly. The bomb is painted blue with
identification nomenclature stenciled in white letters on
CLUSTER BOMB UNITS (CBUs)
Cluster bomb units (CBUs) are weapons that carry
and dispense small bomblets over a large target area.
These weapons are designed to destroy material and
RETAINING COTTER PIN
AFT BODY ASSY
Figure 8-3.Mk 76 Mod 5 practice bomb.
Figure 8-4.BDU-48/B practice bomb.