Bomb/Nav Systems: B-47 & B-52

Discussion in 'Post-War' started by Zipper730, May 15, 2017.

  1. Zipper730

    Zipper730 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2015
    Messages:
    343
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    #1 Zipper730, May 15, 2017
    Last edited: May 15, 2017
    I started a thread about aerial bombing awhile back, and it came up that the V-bombers were using a derivative of the Mk.XIV bombsite of WWII fame. It used data fed from the INS, and radar-bombing system to improve accuracy, and during tests, seemed shockingly accurate.

    I'm not sure if the results were typical of the bombing capability of the system, but the ability to put a bomb in a radius of 40-feet x 300 feet from 30,000 to 35,000 feet is remarkable

    I'm curious what kind of bombing systems the USAF's B-47's had throughout it's life and the B-52 from 1955-1973, provided it's not classified.
     
  2. fubar57

    fubar57 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    12,507
    Likes Received:
    1,355
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Heavy Equipment Operator
    Location:
    Jungles of Canada
    You might want to edit that :)
     
  3. tyrodtom

    tyrodtom Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Messages:
    2,589
    Likes Received:
    133
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    auto body repair
    Location:
    pound va
    #3 tyrodtom, May 15, 2017
    Last edited: May 15, 2017
    That V-bomber drop test was one time, and it was a nuclear weapon that exploded at 500 feet in the air.
    It was estimated, not measured, to be 40 feet right, and 100 yards downrange of the target. That's not 40 by100 feet.

    What method of measurement is there that can estimate to the foot where a air burst nuclear explosion takes place ?
     
  4. Zipper730

    Zipper730 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2015
    Messages:
    343
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    Already done...

    Oh... I'm sorry, I didn't know it was 100 yards.
    Wasn't the explosion recorded on film?
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
Loading...

Share This Page