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Also Known As: KAB-1500L and KAB-1500LG-E
Tactical Missiles Corporation (KTRV)
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Description: The KAB-1500LG-F-E as part of the KAB-1500L bomb family, also referred to as KAB-1500LG-E, is a 1,500 kg, laser-guided bomb designed to hit stationary ground and surface targets when used by the latest generation of Russian-made fighters and bombers. It is the Russian counterpart to United States Paveway II/III laser-guided bombs. The bomb is equipped with a laser air-stabilized homing head. Once released, the pilot or a third party must aim at the target with a laser designator in order to successfully direct the KAB bomb. The KAB-1500LG-F-E features an impact fuze with three delay modes and a high explosive (HE) warhead.
The KAB-1500LG-E bombs were deployed successfully during the Russian military campaign in Chechnya. Usually, the Su-24 Fencer and Mig-27 Flogger aircraft use this type of weapon in strike missions but can be used by the latest generation of Su-30MK multirole aircraft. The spectrum of targets to hit by this weapon include: railway and highway bridges, military and industrial facilities, ships and transport vessels, ammunition depots and railway terminals.
Diameter: 0.58 meter (22.8 inch)
Length: 4.28 meter (169 inch)
Width: 0.85 meter
Wingspan: 1.30 meter (51 inch)
CEP: 7 meter
Max Launch Altitude: 8,000 meter (26,247 foot)
Max Range: 17,000 meter (9.18 nautical mile)
Min Launch Altitude: 1,000 meter
Max Launch Airspeed: 1,100 kph
Min Launch Airspeed: 550 kph
Explosive Weight: 440 kilogram (970 pound)
Warhead: 1,120 kilogram (2,469 pound)
Weight: 1,525 kilogram (3,362 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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