GBU-8 (2,000 lb)
The 2,000 lb GBU-8 is an American TV-guided gliding bomb. It was introduced in Update "Winged Lions".
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
The GBU-8 uses a contrast-seeker, which could track only high-contrast targets. This can make it difficult to get a reliable lock.
|Mass||1,027 kg (2,000 lbs)|
|Explosive mass||428.6 kg|
|TNT equivalent||505.75 kg|
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Comparison with analogues
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Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
- Gliding fins extend the range
- Can't always get a target lock
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- [Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles] Rockwell HOBOS (Homing Bomb System) (GBU-8/B, GBU-9/B)
|GBU-16 Paveway II|
|505 kg||AGM-62A Walleye I|
|510 kg||AGM-62A Walleye I ER|
|GBU-8 · GBU-15(V)1/B|
|957 kg||GBU-10 Paveway II|
|1,400 kg||PC 1400 X (Fritz X)|
|500 kg||KAB-500Kr · KAB-500Kr-E · KAB-500L|
|277 kg||GBU-12 Paveway II|
|GBU-24 Paveway III|
|See also||List of unguided bombs · List of retarded bombs|