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Unread May 12th, 2016, 01:12 PM
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Default can someone help with a "yellow stripe gap" in my info?

Here's what I know already, about the yellow stripes on the "new" Mk 8x shape. (guys, do you realize that the "new" Mk 8x series is now the "old stuff" ?, geez, some of us are getting old)

One stripe, good old fashioned Mk 82 filled with high explosive. ("don't play with this, it might blow up")

Then, Two stripes, that means high explosive with the Thermal protection. ("go ahead, grab this and throw it overboard, you have time")

For the BLU-111B, the stripes are the same as the Mk 82.

Now, Three stripes for the BLU-111A/B, one for "boom", a second for Thermal protection, and a third for PBXN-109 filler.

so, here's the question,,,,,,is there a non thermally protected BLU-111A/B, with one stripe for "boom", and one stripe for PBXN-109,,,,,,,,or are all of these thermally protected? and the two stripes were skipped to avoid confusion by having one slick with with PBXN and one rough with H-6 in it?

as it is, we have both a Two stripe and a Three stripe that are both rough, and both can be painted the same color on the bomb body.

I just wondered about that gap, for a "smooth two striper", if it existed.
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Unread June 4th, 2016, 10:39 PM
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Bomb Stripes;

- One Stripe - H-6, Tritonal, PBXN-109 or AFX-795 Filled Mk 80/BLU-11x Series NTP Bomb - Basically, NTP High Explosive bomb
- Two Stripes - H-6 or Tritonal only filled Mk 80 Series TP Bomb
- Three Stripes - PBXN-109 only filled BLU-11x Series TP Bomb
- Three Stripes on the nose, one on the tail - BLU-126/B Low Collateral Damage Bomb

The Air Force BLU-11x Series (currently BLU-11xB/B's, the /B's were never procured) are identified by only one yellow stripe on the nose while the USN/USMC BLU-11x Series are identified with three stripes, there are no two stripe BLU-11x Series.

One thing to remember, while the bomb body may look like (for example) a Mk 84 or BLU-117, it may be a different bomb body entirely. The BLU-121 looks just like a Mk 84, even has two stripes, but this is an Air Force only bomb and is NTP. The BLU-121 is used with the GBU-15(V)51/B, GBU-15(V)52/B, and GBU-31(V)7 . Just because a bomb body looks like a Mk 80 or BLU-11x Series doesn't mean it is (this applies to Air Force bombs), it could be something else.
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NTP ?
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NTP ?
Non-Thermally Protected
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