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CBU-72/B fuel air explosive cluster bomb

Country of Origin: USA

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The CBU-72/B contains three BLU-73/B fuel air explosive (FAE) submunitions in a SUU-19/B dispenser, and is designed for use against minefields, armored vehicles, unprotected aircraft and bunkers.

Each submunition is designed to release an aerosol cloud with a diameter of 60 ft and up to 8 ft thick. The cloud is ignited by an embedded detonator and the air-burst fuze, usually set at 30 ft.

The result is a conflagration that creates a significant overpressure of 313 psi (22 kg/sq...

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