AGM-62A Walleye I ER (510 kg)
|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).|
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
|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.
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
- 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.
- 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)
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