BLU 61 A/B
high explosive, fragmentation and incendiary submunition

 

 

picture of submunition

The BLU-61A/B is defined as an aerially dispensed, spin-armed, impact-initiated, high explosive incendiary, anti-material, fragmentation bomb. It is detonated by an M219E1, all-ways acting (omni-directional) fuze. The bomb is painted olive drab without markings. Each hemisphere is made from a coined steel fragmentation liner, and an incendiary liner of zirconium-tin. The hemispheres are encased in a urethane plastic shell. The clamp ring is stainless steel.


Diameter 99mm
277g TNT/HMX
Total weight 1 kg

It can be fired in various containers and, as with many other cluster bombs, some hit the ground before opening.

subminitions spilling from their cannister

Because the munition is "spin-armed", those that have not fallen freely through the air will not have armed.

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