GBU-12 Paveway II (277 kg)

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Description

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Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Vehicles equipped with this weapon
Jet fighters 
F-4  Kurnass 2000
F-14  F-14B
F-16  F-16C · Barak II
JAS39  JAS39A · ▄JAS39C · ◔JAS39EBS HU C
Mirage 2000  Mirage 2000-5F
Strike aircraft 
A-6  A-6E TRAM
AMX  AMX
Harrier  Harrier GR.7 · ▄AV-8B Plus
Mirage 2000  Mirage 2000D-R1
Super Etendard  Super Etendard

General info

Bomb characteristics
Mass 277 kg
Guidance Laser
Guidance time 60 s
Explosive mass 87.1 kg
Explosive type Composition H6
TNT equivalent 117.59 kg

Effective damage

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Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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History

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Media

In this video, Phly Daily utilizes the GBU-12 Paveway II on the A-6E TRAM, showing its effectiveness.

See also

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External links

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Guided bombs
USA 
1,092 lb  GBU-16 Paveway II
505 kg  AGM-62A Walleye I
510 kg  AGM-62A Walleye I ER
2,000 lb  GBU-8 · GBU-15(V)1/B
957 kg  GBU-10 Paveway II
Germany 
1,400 kg  PC 1400 X (Fritz X)
USSR 
500 kg  KAB-500Kr · KAB-500Kr-E · KAB-500L
Britain 
277 kg  GBU-12 Paveway II
546 kg  Mk.13
2,000 lb  GBU-24 Paveway III
China 
250 kg  GB250
500 kg  GB-500J
1,000 kg  GB-1000J
France 
400 kg  BGL-400
970 kg  BGL-1000
See also  List of unguided bombs · List of retarded bombs