AGM-62A Walleye I ER (510 kg)

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This page is about the "extended-range" AGM-62A Walleye I ER (510 kg). For the original TV-guided munition of the same designation, see AGM-62A Walleye I (505 kg).

Description

The AGM-62A Walleye I ER guided bomb (scale is approximate)


The AGM-62A Walleye I ER is an American guided bomb for aircraft use. It is one of the first guided bomb introduced into War Thunder in Update "Ground Breaking".

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

Bomb characteristics
Guidance TV
Mass 510 kg
Explosive mass 201.8 kg
Explosive type Composition B
TNT equivalent 264.36 kg

The Walleye is physically large, as big as a the 2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bomb. This is due to the guidance system in the ordnance, with the explosive amount more analogous to a 1,000 lb bomb. In fact, the design makes the ordnance look like a missile, though it would be a misnomer to label it as such since it does not contain any of its own propulsion, simply gliding itself to the locked-on target.

Effective damage

As mentioned earlier, the explosive amount in the Walleye is closer to equivalent to the 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb. The Walleye contains a TNT equivalent of 264.36 kg in its warhead, compared to the LDGP Mk 83's 272.43 kg TNT equivalent. However, the combat multiplier is much higher than a LDGP Mk 83 due to the TV guidance in the Walleye, allowing precise targeting of ground targets from a high-altitude.

Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

The AGM-62 has a TV guidance system similar to the AGM-65 missile. It is best used against ground targets, moving or static. However, the AGM-62 can also lock positions on the ground making it difficult to determine when the guidance system has locked onto a vehicle/target or the position near the vehicle/target. This is an issue for ground realistic battles where a target may stop and start moving at any moment making it important that the vehicle/target is being tracked, and with no way to determine whether the target is locked or the position is locked for a stationary target, it can make these weapons very annoying to use in ground RB.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good for precision drops on static targets and can lock onto moving targets
  • Bomb payload is large enough for close hits to do devastating damages to ground targets.

Cons:

  • Locking onto moving targets can be difficult due to distance and/or ground obstructions
  • Cannot be dropped without lock
  • Struggles to lock targets in dark environments (night)

History

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Media

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See also

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600 lb  H.E. M32
750 lb  M117 cone 45 · M117 cone 90
1,000 lb  AN-M65A1 · AN-M65A1 Fin M129 · LDGP Mk 83
505 kg  AGM-62A Walleye I*
510 kg  AGM-62A Walleye I ER*
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250 kg  SC250JA
500 kg  SC500K
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3,000 kg  FAB-3000M-46
5,000 kg  FAB-5000
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540 lb  Mk.M2
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100 kg  Type 94 GPHE
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China 
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500 kg  500-3
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250 kg  GP 250
500 kg  GP 500
800 kg  GP 800
France 
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250 kg  250/50 kg G.P.
360 kg  360/50 kg G.P.
500 kg  500/50 kg G.P.
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  * = guided bomb