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US Smart Bombs

v1.0.0 / TOC (2 chapters) / 01 nov 16 / greg goebel

* During World War II, the US experimented with radio-guided bombs, with mixed results, with such early "smart munitions" seeing relatively little use. In the immediate postwar period, the primary focus was on the nuclear option, and as a result, there was no great interest in smart weapons. It wasn't until the 1960s that interest revived in a big way, with smart munitions playing a significant role in combat near the end of the Vietnam War. They have since become the primary ground-attack weapons in the US arsenal. This document provides a history and description of US guided bombs.

smart munitions at USAF Museum


[1.0] Evolution Of US Smart Bombs

[2.0] US Smart Bombs In The 21st Century


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