• Short Summary

    The Glide Bomb Unit (GBU) 15 is currently being tested by the U.S. Air Force?

  • Description

    1.
    SV F-4 on runway
    0.11

    2.
    SV Bombs being dropped and bomb in flight (2 shots)
    0.27

    3.
    SV SBU launches bomb and wing coming out as radar tracks progress (3 shots)
    0.48

    4.
    SV Bomb hits target and explodes
    0.53



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    Background: The Glide Bomb Unit (GBU) 15 is currently being tested by the U.S. Air Force at a secret location in the United States. The extremely accurate and reliable bomb is for use in heavily defended areas.

    SYNOPSIS: The GBU-15 can be launched in all weather. In the tests, the bomb has been carried by F-four fighter-bombers.

    GBU is then launched from the jet and it begins its glide. Two aerodynamic versions of the GBU-15 are being developed. One with triangular wings for low altitude attack and a high altitude long range model with foldout wings.

    The bomb is carried into a predetermined area and then fired from the glider. It is directed to the target by infra-red television or by a laser guidance seeker. The greatest advantage of the weapon is that it can be released outside heavily defended areas, permitting the manned launch aircraft to avoid danger.

    With this system, the odds of hitting the target and saving the aircraft are greatly enhanced.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8CDQMHLQ9U3NIA9NP2AEAOLQ0
    Media URN:
    VLVA8CDQMHLQ9U3NIA9NP2AEAOLQ0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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