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Weapon - Bombs - Mk 83 1000 lb Bomb

Weapon Stats:

Length: 3.03 m, 9.94 ft
Diameter: 35.5 cm, 13.98 ft
Weight: 447 kg, 985 lb
Explosives: 189 kg (416 lb) H-6 high-explosive
Contents: 70kg HE and carbon steel balls.
None specified

Mk 83 1000 lb Bomb

Status: Out of service
Category: Bombs

The Mk83 is a member of the Mk 80 low-drag general purpose series of bombs designed in the US during the 1950's and now produced worldwide. A full range of nose and tail fuses can be supplied in accordance with specific requirements. The Mk83 bomb is effective against medium to small buildings, storage tanks and warehouses.

The body was constructed from glass fibre.

These bombs were withdrawn from use during 2000.


Mark 83 in front.