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Small Practice Bombs

Small Practice Bombs

Non-lethal munitions that have the ballistic characteristics of the full sized weapon and are a vital part of training. The MK76 and BDU-33 simulate 500lb MK82 and 2000lb MK84 general purpose, non guided bombs in low drag configuration.

MK76 (25 lb) is used by Navy, BDU-33 (25lb) is used by Air Force.


BDU-33 (25lb) Bomb

The BDU-33 is a tear drop shaped practice bomb that simulates a MK82 low drag configuration. It utilizes a spotting charge to display target marking. When the bomb is released from the aircraft it free falls until impact. Upon impact the bomb drives a firing pin assembly against a primer activating the signal charge. The resulting flash and puff of smoke permits visual evaluation of accuracy. The Navy’s bomb configuration with similar function is the MK76 but has different dimensional attributes.


MK76 (25lb) Bomb

The MK 76 is a tear drop shaped practice bomb that simulates a MK82 low drag configuration used by the Navy. It is similar to the Air Forces’ BDU-33. It utilizes the M4 or CXU-3 signal cartridges as a spotting charge to display target marking. Upon impact the bomb drives a firing pin assembly against a primer activating the signal charge. The resulting flash and puff of smoke permits visual evaluation of accuracy.


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