BGL-1000 (970 kg)
The 970 kg BGL-1000 is a French laser-guided gliding bomb. It was introduced in Update "Ground Breaking".
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
|Missile guidance time||60 secs|
|TNT equivalent||500 kg|
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Comparison with analogues
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Usage in battles
BGL can be used in GRB with great accuracy to hit armored vehicles and AAs. they can also be used very effectively in air simulator battles to attack bases, bot armored vehicles and in wild weasel function, destroying any anti-aircraft defending bases, the battlefield or the airports.
Pros and cons
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- Laser guidance grants high bombing precision
- Laser guidance bomb allows for flexibility on where to release weapon
- Laser guidance allows for long range/ high alt bomb drop, avioding air defence max range
- Laser guidance requires you to keep a laser pointed at the target, limiting what manoeuvres the aircraft can pull after dropping the bomb
- The laser from your aircraft can be blocked by buildings or terrain
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- Related development
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|See also||List of unguided bombs · List of retarded bombs|