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Encyclopedia > List of aircraft weapons

This is an incomplete list of aircraft weapons, past and present.

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Aircraft mounted guns

The Royal Small Arms Factory ADEN is a 30mm cannon used on many military aircraft, particularly those of the British RAF and FAA. Development The ADEN (named for the Armament Development Establishment, where it was designed, and Enfield, where it is produced) was developed in the late 1940s as a... The 20 mm Becker was a German automatic cannon developed for aircraft use during World War I. It was first mass produced in 1916 and was installed in a variety of aircraft; the only German autocannon to actually see service in the air during the war. ... The Berezin B-20 (Березин Б-20) was a 20 mm caliber autocannon used by Soviet aircraft in World War II. // Development B-20 was created by M.E. Berezin in 1944 by chambering his Berezin UB 12. ... Berezin UB (Березин УБ - Универсальный Березина, Univeralni Berezina, Berezin Universal) is a 12. ... The Browning M1919 was a . ... The Colt-Browning Mk 12 was a 20 mm cannon widely used by the US Navy after World War II. Development The Mk 12 was an advanced derivative of the wartime Hispano HS 404 that had been used on a variety of American and British fighter aircraft during World War... The GIAT DEFA 550 is a series of very widely used French aircraft guns. ... The Ford-Philco GAU-7/A was an abortive program initiated by United States Air Force in the late 1960s to develop a new cannon to replace the M61 Vulcan on the then-upcoming McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. ... The GAU-8 Avenger The General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger is a 30 mm, hydraulically-driven seven-barrel Gatling-type rotary cannon that is mounted on the United States Air Forces A-10 Thunderbolt II. It is the largest, heaviest and most powerful aircraft cannon in the United... The General Electric GAU-12/U Equalizer is a 25 mm, five-barrel Gatling gun used by the United States and several other NATO nations. ... The Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-23L is a twin-barreled 23mm cannon developed by the Soviet Union, primarily for military aircraft use. ... The Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-6-23 (also known by its Russian service designation, 9-A-768) is a powerful, fast-firing six-barreled Gatling gun used by some modern Soviet/Russian military aircraft. ... The Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-6-30 is a Russian 30mm cannon used by Soviet and later CIS military aircraft. ... The Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1 (also known by the service designation 9A-4071K) is a 30mm cannon designed for use on Soviet and later Russian military aircraft, entering service in the early 1980s. ... The Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-2 is a powerful twin-barrel cannon used on certain Russian military aircraft. ... The Shipunov 2A42 is a Soviet/Russian 30 mm automatic cannon. ... The Hispano Suiza 20 mm cannon was one of the most widely used aircraft weapons of the 20th century, used by British, American, French, and many other military services. ... The Lewis Gun is a pre-World War I era squad automatic weapon/machine gun of American design that was most widely used by the forces of the British Empire. ... This article is about the . ... Unmounted M61 Vulcan The 20 mm M61 Vulcan is a hydraulically or pneumatically driven, six-barreled, air-cooled, electrically fired Gatling-style gun with an extremely high rate of fire. ... The M197 electric cannon is a three-barreled electric Gatling gun developed primarily for use by US Army helicopter gunships. ... The BK 27 (also BK27 or BK-27) (German acronym for Bordkanone, translation: Board Cannon) is a 27 mm autocannon manufactured by Mauser (currently part of Rheinmetall). ... The MG 151 (MG 151/15) was a 15 mm autocannon produced by Waffenfabrik Mauser starting in 1940. ... The MG 15 was a 7. ... The MG 17 was a 7. ... The MG 131 (shortened from German: Maschinengewehr 131, or Machine rifle 131) was a 13 mm machine gun developed in 1938 by Rheinmetall-Borsig and produced from 1940 to 1945. ... The MG FF was a drum-fed 20 mm aircraft cannon developed in 1936 by Oerlikon and license-produced in Germany. ... The MK 108 (German: Maschinenkanone - Machine Cannon) was an autocannon (30mm calibre) manufactured in Germany during World War II by Rheinmetall-Borsig for use in aircraft. ... The Parabellum MG14 was a 7. ... The QF 6-pdr 7 cwt was a British anti-tank gun of World War 2. ... The N-37 was a powerful, 37mm aircraft cannon used by the Soviet Union. ... The Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 was a Soviet cannon widely used in military aircraft of the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact. ... The Nudelman-Rikhter NR-30 was a Soviet cannon widely used in military aircraft of the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact. ... // Background The ShKAS (Shpitalny-Komaritski Aviatsionny Skorostrelnij, Shpitalny-Komaritski rapid fire machine gun for aircraft; Russian: ШКАС - Шпитальный, Комарицкий, Авиационный, Скорострельный) is a 7. ... Illustration of the cannon The ShVAK (Russian: , Shpitalny-Vladimirov large-calibre for aircraft) was a 20 mm autocannon used by the Soviet Union during World War II. It was designed by Boris Shpitalniy and Semyon Vladimirov and entered production in 1936. ... The Type 1 machine gun was developed for aerial use for the Imperial Japanese Army and Navyduring World War II. It was an adaptation of the German MG 15 machine gun. ... The Type 2 machine gun was developed for aerial use for the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. It was an adaptation of the German MG 131 machine gun. ... The Type 92 machine gun was developed for aerial use for the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. It was basically a copy of the ubiquitous Lewis gun, fed with a drum magazine and usually in a flexible mount. ... The Type 99 was an autocannon developed for aerial use for the Imperial Japanese Navy and became the standard aircraft cannon of that service during World War II. It was an adaptation of the Oerlikon F. Aichi B7A Kawanishi H6K Kawanishi H8K Nakajima G8N Nakajima J1N Yokosuka P1Y Kyūsh... The Vickers machine gun or Vickers gun is a name primarily used to refer to the water-cooled . ... The Vickers K gun known as the Vickers Gas Operated (VGO) in British service, was a rapid firing machine gun developed for use by observers in aircraft. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Volkov-Yartsev VYa-23 (Волков-Ярцев ВЯ-23) is a 23 mm caliber autocannon used on Soviet aircraft during World War II. // Development In 1940, A.A. Volkov and S.A.Yartsev created an autocannon called TKB-201 for the new 23 mm round. ...

Air-dropped bombs

Further information: Category:Air-dropped bombs

B28RE The B28 (originally Mk 28) was a thermonuclear bomb carried by U.S. tactical fighter bombers and bomber aircraft. ... B28RE The B28 (originally Mk 28) was a thermonuclear bomb carried by U.S. tactical fighter bombers and bomber aircraft. ... The Mark 39 nuclear bomb and W39 nuclear warhead were versions of an American thermonuclear weapon, which were in service from 1957 to 1966. ... The B41 was an extremely powerful thermonuclear weapon used by the United States Strategic Air Command in the early 1960s. ... The B46 nuclear bomb (or Mk-46) was a tested but never deployed American high-yield thermonuclear bomb which was designed and tested in the late 1950s. ... The B43 was a United States air-dropped nuclear weapon used by a wide variety of fighter bomber and bomber aircraft. ... B53 W53 physics package The B53 with a yield of 9 Mt is one of the most powerful nuclear weapons built by the United States, and one of the last very high-yield thermonuclear bombs in U.S. service. ... The B57 nuclear bomb was a low-yield tactical nuclear weapon used by the United States during the Cold War. ... B61 bomb in various stages of assembly. ... The B90 was an American thermonuclear bomb designed in the mid to late 1980s and cancelled prior to introduction into military service. ... The Mark 90 Betty was a nuclear depth charge developed by the United States in 1952. ... The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ... Blue Danube was the first operational British nuclear weapon. ... Fritz X was a German air-launched anti-ship missile, deployed during World War II. Fritz X was an allied code-name; alternate names include Ruhrstahl SD 1400 X. History Development began in 1938. ... Guided Bomb Unit 15 is an unpowered, glide weapon used to destroy high-value enemy targets. ... The EGBU-15 is a type of bomb produced by the United States. ... Advanced American Paveway-series laser-guided bomb, based on the Mk 84 general-purpose bomb, but with laser seeker and wings for guidance. ... Categories: Air-dropped bombs ... The Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) is a low-cost guidance kit that converts existing unguided gravity bombs, or dumb bombs, into accurate, all-weather smart munitions. ... AGM-154A Joint Standoff Weapon [JSOW] Briefly The Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) is a joint venture of the United States Navy and Air Force to deploy a standardized medium range precision guided weapon, especially for engagement of defended targets at ranges outside that of standard anti-aircraft defenses, thereby increasing... The Thin Man (formally, Mark 2) nuclear bomb was a proposed plutonium gun-type nuclear bomb which the United States was developing during the Manhattan Project. ... The Mark 4 nuclear bomb was an American nuclear bomb design produced starting in 1949 and in use until 1953. ... The Mark 5 nuclear bomb (open doors at front are for insertion of nuclear core) The Mark 5 nuclear bomb and W5 nuclear warhead were a common core nuclear weapon design, designed in the early 1950s and which saw service from 1952 to 1963. ... A Mark 6 nuclear bomb. ... Background Mark 7 nuclear bomb at USAF Museum Mark 7 Thor was the first tactical nuclear bomb adopted by US armed forces. ... A Mark 8 nuclear bomb. ... The Mark 10 nuclear bomb was a proposed American nuclear bomb based on the earlier Mark 8 nuclear bomb design. ... The Mark 11 nuclear bomb was an American nuclear bomb developed from the earlier Mark 8 nuclear bomb in the mid 1950s. ... Mark-12 nuclear bomb The Mark-12 nuclear bomb was a US designed and manufactured lightweight nuclear bomb which was built starting in 1954 and saw service from then until 1962. ... Mark 15 bomb The Mark 15 nuclear bomb was a 1950s American thermonuclear bomb, the first relatively lightweight (7,600 lb / 3450 kg) thermonuclear bomb created by the United States. ... The Mark 39 nuclear bomb and W39 nuclear warhead were versions of an American thermonuclear weapon, which were in service from 1957 to 1966. ... The Mark 18 nuclear bomb, also known as the SOB or Super Oralloy Bomb, was an American nuclear bomb design which was the highest yield fission bomb produced by the US. The Mark 18 had a design yield of 500 kilotons. ... The Mark 24 nuclear bomb was an American thermonuclear bomb design, based on the third American thermonuclear bomb test, Castle Yankee. ... B28RE The B28 (originally Mk 28) was a thermonuclear bomb carried by U.S. tactical fighter bombers and bomber aircraft. ... The Mark 77 bomb (MK-77) is a US 750-lb (340-kg) air-dropped incendiary bomb carrying 110 gallons (415 litres) of a fuel gel mix which is the direct successor to napalm. ... The Mark 81 (Mk 81) (nicknamed Firecracker) was the smallest of the Mark 80 series of low-drag general-purpose bombs. ... The Mark 82 (Mk 82) is an unguided, low-drag general-purpose bomb (dumb bomb), part of the U.S. Mark 80 series. ... The Mark 83 is part of the Mark 80 series of low-drag general-purpose bombs in United States service. ... The Mark 84 is an American general-purpose bomb, the largest of the Mark 80 series of weapons. ... The Mark 90 Betty was a nuclear depth charge developed by the United States in 1952. ... Mk-101 Lulu NDB (Nuclear Depth Bomb). ... The Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb (MOAB) (also known as the Mother Of All Bombs) is a large-yield conventional bomb developed by the United States military by Albert L. Weimorts Jr. ... The word flechette is French and means dart (literally, little arrow). It is a projectile having the form of a small metal dart, usually steel, with a sharp-pointed tip and a tail with several vanes to stabilize it during flight. ... A 4000lb Blockbuster or Cookie about to be loaded into a de Havilland Mosquito Blockbuster was the name given to several of the largest conventional bombs used in World War II by the Royal Air Force (RAF). ... The bouncing bomb was a kind of bomb designed by Barnes Wallis of Vickers-Armstrong at Brooklands, Surrey. ... The SC250 bomb is an air-dropped bomb built by Germany during WWII. It is used intensively during that period. ... Tallboy bomb The Tallboy was an Earth Quake bomb developed by Barnes Wallis and brought into operation by the British in 1944. ... A British 22,000 lb (10,000 kg) Grand Slam bomb The Grand Slam (Earth Quake bomb), was a very large freefall bomb developed by the British aeronautical engineer Barnes Wallis (who also made the bouncing bomb) in late 1944. ... T-12 may be a designation for: T-12 demolition bomb T-12 antitank gun T-12 fluorescent bulb This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A British 22,000 lb (10,000 kg) Grand Slam bomb The Grand Slam (Earth Quake bomb), was a very large freefall bomb developed by the British aeronautical engineer Barnes Wallis (who also made the bouncing bomb) in late 1944. ... A Butterfly Bomb, or (Spreng Dickwändig 2 kg or SD2) was a German 2 kilogram anti-personnel bomb dropped by the German Luftwaffe during the Second World War. ... A Red Beard weapon on its bomb trolley, fitted with a bomb-carrier prior to loading into a Canberra bomber. ... Violet Club was a nuclear weapon deployed by the United Kingdom during the cold war. ... Violet Club was a nuclear weapon deployed by the United Kingdom during the cold war. ... An inert bomb originally used for training, shown here on its trolley in a museum WE.177 was the last British air-launched nuclear bomb. ... An inert bomb originally used for training, shown here on its trolley in a museum WE.177 was the last British air-launched nuclear bomb. ... An inert bomb originally used for training, shown here on its trolley in a museum WE.177 was the last British air-launched nuclear bomb. ... In astronomy, stellar classification is a classification of stars based initially on photospheric temperature and its associated spectral characteristics, and subsequenly refined in terms of other characteristics. ... In astronomy, stellar classification is a classification of stars based initially on photospheric temperature and its associated spectral characteristics, and subsequenly refined in terms of other characteristics. ...

Air-launched missiles

Further information: Category:Air-launched missiles

The North American AGM-28 Hound Dog was the first air-launched nuclear stand-off missile developed by the United States. ... The AGM-65 Maverick is an air-to-ground tactical missile (AGM) designed for close air support. ... The Boeing AGM-69 SRAM (Short-range attack missile) was a nuclear air-to-surface missile designed to replace the older AGM-28 Hound Dog stand-off missile. ... The AGM-84 Harpoon is a U.S. all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship cruise missile system, originally developed by McDonnell Douglas, with development and manufacturing now taken over by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. ... The Boeing AGM-86B and AGM-86C ALCM are sub-sonic air-launched cruise missiles (ALCMs) operated by the United States Air Force. ... The AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-radiation Missile (HARM) is an air-to-surface tactical missile designed to seek out and destroy enemy radar-equipped air defense systems. ... Type Air-To-Ground Missile Nationality United States Era Cold War Launch platform Helicopter, Unmanned aerial vehicle Target armored vehicles History Builder Lockheed Martin Date of design   Production period   Service duration   Operators See main text Variants See main text Number built   Specifications Type   Diameter 17. ... The AGM-122 Sidearm is a U.S. anti_radiation missile. ... A stealthy strategic nuclear-tipped cruise missile. ... The AGM-130 is a missile developed by the United States of America. ... The Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) was a joint venture of the United States Navy and Air Force to deploy a standardized medium range precision guided weapon, especially for engagement of defended targets at ranges outside that of standard anti-aircraft defenses, thereby increasing aircraft surviability and minimizing friendly losses. ... A RIM-7 Sea Sparrow being launched from the USS Essex (LHD-2). ... The AIM-9 Sidewinder is a heat-seeking, short-range, air-to-air missile carried by fighter aircraft and recently, certain gunship helicopters. ... Full load of Phoenix missiles, 1989 The AIM-54 Phoenix is a long-range, radar-guided air-to-air missile, carried in clusters of up to six missiles; formerly on the U.S. Navys and currently on the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Forces F-14 Tomcat fighters... The AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile, or AMRAAM (pronounced am-ram), commonly known to air crews as the Slammer, is a modern Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile (AAM) capable of all weather day and night performance. ... The AIM-132 Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile is a British air-to-air missile with infra-red guidance. ... An AIR-2 Genie on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force The Genie was an unguided air-to-air rocket with a nuclear warhead, used by interceptor aircraft of the United States Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force. ... For other uses, see Alarm (disambiguation). ... A TOW missile being fired from a Jeep. ... Blue Steel Type nuclear stand-off missile Nationality UK Era Cold War Launch platform Aircraft Target History Builder Avro Date of design Production period Service duration 1963-1969 Operators UK RAF Variants Number built Specifications Type Diameter 0. ... The Fairey Fireflash was the first British air-to-air missile. ... Type air-to-air Nationality UK Era Cold War Launch platform fixed wing aircraft Target aircraft History Builder De Havilland Propellors Date of design ? Production period ? Service duration 1958 - 1988 Operators UK Variants ? Number built ? Specifications Type infra-red homing missile Diameter 0. ... Type MANPADS Nationality United States Era Cold War/modern Launch platform Man portable Target aircraft History Builder Raytheon Missile Systems Date of design 1967 Production period Service duration 1981-present Operators Britain, Germany, Israel, Iran, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Pakistan, Switzerland, United States Variants Number built Approx. ... Hawker Siddeley Red Top missile mounted on a English Electric Lightning at the RAF Museum at Hendon, London. ... IRIS-T (Infra Red Imaging System Tail/Thrust Vector-Controlled) is a German-led program to develop a short-range air-to-air missile to replace the AIM-9 Sidewinder. ... The Exocet is a French-built anti-ship missile made in various versions capable of being launched from surface ships and boats, submarines, and airplanes. ... The Meteor missile is a highly agile long-range air-to-air guided missile for future complex beyond-visual-range (BVR) threat scenarios built by MBDA. Meteor started out as the UK MoD Staff Requirement 1239, for a Beyond Visual Range Air-To-Air Missile (BVRAAM) system, to replace the... The MBDA MICA (Missile dInterception et de Combat Aérien, Interception and Air Combat Missile) is an anti-air multi-target, all weather, fire and forget missile system. ... The Penguin anti-ship missile (U.S. designation AGM-119), made by Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KDA)[1] [2] of Norway from the early 1970s and continually upgraded since, is a passive-IR seeker based short-to-medium range naval cruise missile. ... The Russian R-77RVV-AE Missile (NATO designation: AA-12 Adder) is a medium range, air-to-air, radar-guided missile system. ... The Python 5 is a short range air-to-air missile developed by the Israeli arms manufacturer Rafael. ... The Red Dean was an air-to-air missile developed by the United Kingdom in the 1950s but cancelled before development was complete. ... Red Top is the training camp used by the Harvard crew for their annual race with Yale. ... The Douglas GAM-87A Skybolt was an air-launched ballistic missile (ALBM) developed during the late 1950s. ... UK medium-range semi-active radar guided air-to-air missile derived from the US AIM-7 Sparrow missile and carried by the Tornado F3 interceptor aircraft. ... Storm Shadow is an Anglo-French air-launched cruise missile, manufactured by MBDA and used by Britain, France, and Italy. ... The Ruhrstahl X-4 was one of a series of wire guided missiles designed by Germany during World War II. The X-4 itself was an air-to-air missile, but others in the series were ground launched anti-tank missiles. ... SD-10 missile The SD-10 (ShanDian-10) or PL-12 is a BVRAAM (Beyond visual range Air to Air Missile) developed for the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force & Pakistan Air Force. ...

Air-launched rockets

Hydra 70 missiles on a helicopter platform The Hydra 70 rocket is a weapon derived from the 2. ... Nieuport 16 with Le Prieur rockets. ... R4M rockets, on an Me 262s starboard launcher. ... The RP-3 (for Rocket Projectile 3), was a British air to ground rocket used in the Second World War. ... RS-82 and RS-132 (Reaktivniy Snaryad; Russian: Реактивный Снаряд; rocket-powered cannon shell) were unguided rockets used by Soviet military aircraft in World War II. // Development Design work on RS-82 and RS-132 rockets began in the early 1930s. ...

Air-launched torpedoes

Mark 44. ... A French Lynx helicopter carrying a mk46 torpedo Designed to attack high-performance submarines, the Mark 46 torpedo is the backbone of the U.S. Navys lightweight ASW torpedo inventory, and is the current NATO standard. ... The Stingray torpedo was a British acoustic homing torpedo. ...

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