US Bomb, 2000 lb GP, Mk 84

 

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Description

These are general purpose low drag high explosive filled bombs. They can be used against personnel, moderately reinforced concrete, and light armor. Both fragmentation and blast effect are produced.

The bombs are painted olive drab and have a yellow band 76mm wide around the nose and tail or around the nose only. The bomb body is steel. The charging well plug and the nose and tail closure plugs are steel or plastic. The external thermal protection covering on the bombs is a copolymer elastomer thermosetting compound. Externally thermally protected bombs have an alligator skin covering, and are designed primarily for shipboard use. Internally thermally protected bombs are marked as such.

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Source(s)

Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository

Iraq Ordnance Identification Guide (2004)

Afghanistan Ordnance ID Guide, Volume 1 (2004)

TM 9-1325-200, Bombs and Bomb Components (1966)

OP 2216, Volume 1 - Aircraft Bombs, Fuzes, and Associated Components (1960)

OP 1280, Aircraft Bombs (1955)