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RBK-500 ShOAB-0.5 cluster bomb

Country of Origin: Russia


This cluster bomb combines a cut-down RBK-500 (razovaya bombovaya kasseta,"one-use bombing cartridge") dispenser with 565 ShOAB-0.5 (probably an acronym for sharikaya oskolochnaya aviatsionnaya bomba ,"round fragmentation bomb") bomblets.

The RBK-500 ShOAB-0.5 is generally deployed from high-speed attack aircraft, and is designed to withstand the high-g forces experienced by fighters maneuvering in battlespace.

The RBK-500 dispenser used with the ShOAB-0.5 has a canister-shaped...

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