Those glide bombs (new build or old with add-on kit) can be launched by all Su-27SM3, Su-30, Su-34 and Su-35.
Propably the modified Su-24M and the Su-25SM3, too.
True, but in terms of costs to deliver a MiG-35 is likely rather cheaper than any of those options except possibly the Frogfoot, with the benefit of modern avionics to be able to defend itself from enemy fire and also the ability to gather intel on the ground it operates over as it goes in to deliver its payload.
Are the M62 high drag models really suitable for that?
The bombs shown are M54 high drag models, you are perhaps talking about the M62 low drag models for external carriage on tactical jets?
And I would agree too that the low drag bomb design would work best as a glide bomb.
Oops... seems Hole beat me to it...
Sources claim there is a version of the guided glide kit for heavier bombs.
The drag is only an issue as long as the bomb is on the plane. These bombs were designed for
old piston-engine bombers and the first jet bombers, all of which had internal weapons bays so
drag was no issue at all. Carrying them under the wing reduces the range of the plane, maybe
the cruise speed has to be lower as well. But for the dropped bombs there should be no problem
for the guidance kit to bring her home.
I suspect he means that putting a glide kit on a bomb would make more sense with a low drag bomb in terms of range achieved by the glide kit when used on a lower drag bomb.
The guidance kit inside the bomb should mean the bomb will hit the target no matter what type of bomb it is but certainly using a higher drag bomb designed for internal bomb bay carriage would reduce its effective range.
I would expect the avionics of the aircraft would allow for the aerodynamics of the bomb and the glide kit when calculating release distance and height and speed and the guidance kit in the glide kit would compensate for the increased drag to get the bomb on target anyway.
Yes there is, and the 1500kh bombs are reportedly even further range.
They also have 1.5 ton guided bombs with glide wings built in for standoff use.
First is fab-1500-2600ts. Web sources call it upab 1500 and seems to be a gliding bomb, no fins or wings though so highly unlikely to be the case.
Their glide bombs have folding wings that scissor out on release...
Here is a drawing:
And the actual bomb folded up:
Classified documents detailing secret American and NATO plans have appeared on Twitter and Telegram.
The best way to get out of having to help is to fake this sort of thing, so any offensive would need to be cancelled now... because they know launching an offensive will lead to the Orc army being crushed and the game they are playing ending but not on their terms.
Could have been leaked on purpose by the ukes to mislead the z forces. The NYT said the leaks were legit. Yeah. When does the US propaganda sheets ever come out and authenticate leaks?
I wouldn't trust anything they said... even if it was that they surrender.
Modern day precision bombing
Nice. 30mm grenades from the AGS-17 and AGS-30 grenade launchers... their impact fuses would be useful for dropping as bombs, and RGO and RGN hand grenades also have an impact fuse which would make them useful as bombs too...
The more precise you are the less powerful bombs you need. A grenade in a tank is gonna damage it way more than a fab-500 that lands 200m away.
That is true to a degree, but no level of accuracy with a hand grenade will take out a tank with its hatches shut.
I am surprised they are not deploying individual PTAB submunitions used in their cluster bombs and artillery cluster munitions... I guess it is likely lack of access as such weapons are not normally delivered to the trenches except enemy trenches of course.