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RBK-500 AO-2.5 RTM cluster bomb

Country of Origin: Russia


This cluster bomb is the combination of the tested RBK-500 (razovaya bombovaya kasseta, "one-use bombing cartridge") dispenser carrying 108 of the recently produced AO-2.5 RTM (aviatsionnaya oskolochnaya bomba, "aviation fragmentation bomb") anti-personnel/anti-material bomblets.

The RBK-500 dispenser has a canister-shaped body with a conical nose and an eight-fin tail. The nose of the canister contains an electromechanical fuze to trigger the submunition ejection system. The...

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