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CBU-59 APAM

The CBU-59 APAM an antipersonnel, antimaterial weapon developed in the 1970s as a successor to Rockeye. It uses the same Rockeye dispenser, but has 717 smaller BLU-77 bomblets fitted into the case. In addition to its armor-piercing effect, it also has antipersonnel fragmentation and incendiary features. One hundred and eight-six were delivered during the Gulf war.

Specifications

Weight: 750 pounds
Length:92 inches
Diameter: 13.2 inches
Guidance: None
Control: None
Autopilot: None
Propulsion: None
Warhead: 717 BLU-71/B anti-materiel / anti-personnel
Fuse: Submunition: Mark 1 Mod 0 Contact
Dispenser: Mark 339 Mod 0 Time Fuse
Aircraft 4-8 F-4
8 F-15
4 F-16
6 A-7
6 A-10
8 F-111
Limitations: Maximum Carriage:
Mach 1.3 / 700K KCAS

Minimum Release Altitude:
500 Feet AGL or
400 Feet AGL with 4G Escape

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