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RBK-500 BetAB cluster bomb

Country of Origin: Russia


This bomb combines the RBK-500 (razovaya bombovaya kasseta, "one-use bombing cartridge") dispenser and 12 BetAB (betonoboynaya aviatsionnaya bomba, "concrete-piercing aviation bomb") 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 bomblets are believed to exit the bomb by centrifugal force caused by the spinning of the...

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