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Post  F-35 Lightning II on Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:57 am

Are the fighter aircraft and bombers in TAOW will be able to carry cluster bombs?
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Post  Snake on Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:41 pm

Yup Cool , certain planes like the Tornado IDS or the F-15E will carry cluster bombs as their primary air to ground weapons.

In the case of other combat aircraft, cluster bombs may be usable/acquired through:


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Post  F-35 Lightning II on Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:30 pm

If the F-15E will carry cluster bombs, what kind of cluster bombs is it? is it CBU-100(Mk20 Rockeye II)? and how many will F-15E carry such weapon?
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Post  Snake on Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:51 pm

F-35 Lightning II wrote:If the F-15E will carry cluster bombs, what kind of cluster bombs is it? is it CBU-100(Mk20 Rockeye II)?

Probably yes, among other very possible candidates are the CBU-87 and CBU-97 (the CBU-97 at least will be used by certain other aircraft).


F-35 Lightning II wrote:and how many will F-15E carry such weapon?

It's not known at this point (since cluster bombs are gonna be tremendously powerful we'll adjust the specific number by doing some "field evaluations" first) but it'll possibly carry a generous quantity (4 at least, not counting other secondary weapons such as other missiles/bombs).

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Post  AgustaBE on Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:27 am

Snake wrote:
F-35 Lightning II wrote:If the F-15E will carry cluster bombs, what kind of cluster bombs is it? is it CBU-100(Mk20 Rockeye II)?

Probably yes, among other very possible candidates are the CBU-87 and CBU-97 (the CBU-97 at least will be used by certain other aircraft).


F-35 Lightning II wrote:and how many will F-15E carry such weapon?

It's not known at this point (since cluster bombs are gonna be tremendously powerful we'll adjust the specific number by doing some "field evaluations" first) but it'll possibly carry a generous quantity (4 at least, not counting other secondary weapons such as other missiles/bombs).

cool i love cluster bombs

the only disadvantage is that unexploded shells sometimes are fused by civilians => civilian casualties pale
but there is still hope :



the sensor fuzed weapon !!!
a real killer affraid

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Post  Snake on Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:13 pm

The CBU-97 Sensor Fuzed Weapon is a quite interesting and advanced cluster bomb

In TAOW it'll be a top tier (highest class) weapon typically only available for Class 2 and 3 aircraft (typically available for air to ground-based aircraft).

The A-10C and the F-15E will both be able to use those bombs

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