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205: COMBAT SYSTEMS
205.1 SYSTEM COMPONENTS AND COMPONENT PARTS
205.1.1 Discuss the five types of bombs.
1) General Purpose (low drag general purpose) - used in
most bobming operations. (i.e. Mk 80 series).
2) Laser Guided bomb – modified to detect and steer towards a target illuminated by a laser beam.
3) Destructors – modified to be used as a land or sea mine.
4) Bomb cluster – Air t-to-surface free fall weapon for delivery from low or high speed aircraft, that breaks up into clusters for more effective range of explosion.
5) Practice bomb – Simulated the ballistic properties of an actual weapon. Various types to simulate weight and characteristics of its functional counterparts. NO explosive filler. Provides training for pilots and ground handling crews.
205.1.2 Briefly explain the purpose of the following:
a. Sidearm (AGM-122)
Short range, air-to-ground, antiradiation missile that is designed to detect, home on, and destroy or disable enemy radar.
b. Maverick (AGM-65)
Laser guided, rocket-propelled, air-to-ground missile. Used against fortified
ground installations, armored vehicles, and surface combatants.
c. Sidewinder (AIM-9)
Supersonic, air-to-air weapon with passive infrared target
detection, proportional navigation guidance, and torque-balance control systems.
d. Gun systems
M61A1 is a six barrel , rotary-action, automatic gun based on the machine-gun design of Richard J. Gatling. Gun is hydraulically driven, electrically controlled, and can fire M50-series ammunition at 4,000 to 7,200 rounds per minute. Used for air-to-air and air-to-ground firing.
e. General purpose bombs
Low-drag general purpose bombs are used in most bombing operations.
205.2 PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION – None to be discussed.
205.3 PARAMETERS/OPERATING LIMITS – None to be discussed.
205.4 SYSTEM INTERFACE – None to be discussed.
205.5 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
205.5.1 Discuss the general safety precautions that must be observed during weapons
AZC(AW/NAC) Kimberly King