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Strange bombs from Eduard

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In recent months Eduard launched two strange bombs, about I can not find anything in internet:

PAVE Way I Mk 83 Hi Speed LGB Non-Thermally Protected 1/48

GBU-11 1/48

There will be another one on July:

PAVE Way I Mk 83 Hi Speed LGB Non-Thermally Protected 1/48

Anyone can explain me what those bombs are, when and where wer used and what aircraft could carry them?

 

 

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Both are Vietnam vintage. The GBU-11 is a 3000-lb. laser guided bomb primarily used in the Vietnam era made by adding laser guidance and fins to a M118E1 bomb. Same with the Mk 83 - guidance kit and fins added to an Mk 83 bomb.

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World Airpower Journal did a book about the F-4 Phantom II

It had a wonderful section near the back full of useful information with old bombs like this.

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And "non-thermally protected" means they have the smooth finish for Air Force use, not the rough finish for Navy use.

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Thanks guys, I see there are few new interesting Phantom weapon configuration thanks to Eduard.

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Looks like 3 2000lb ones and one 3000lb LGB waiting to be loaded:

 

Trailer with 200 lb pave way bombs.

 

Jari

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The Mk 83 LGBs were Navy only and used mostly by the A-4 & A-6.

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