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CBU-59/B APAM cluster bomb

Country of Origin: USA


Developed as a successor to the Rockeye, the CBU-59/B APAM was an anti-personnel, anti-materiel cluster bomb.

The CBU-59/B used the Rockeye II Mk 7 Mod 3 dispenser, but was packed with 717 smaller BLU-77/B bomblets, giving it armor-piercing, fragmentation and incendiary features. The bomblets were dart-shaped with a small standoff probe on the nose and fins on the tail.

The bomb was used on a wide variety of aircraft, including the A-4 Skyhawk, A-6 Intruder, A-7 Corsair (six...

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