AGM-62A Walleye I ER (510 kg)
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
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.
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
<!- Describe situations when you would utilise this bomb in-game (vehicle, pillbox, base, etc) --> The AGM-62 has a TV guidance system similar the 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
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- Good for precision drops on static targets
- Locking onto moving targets can be difficult
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