Mk82 is used against soft, fragment sensitive targets such as troops, POL, and radars. Mk82 Mk15 Snake Eye is the high drag version of tail assembly as opposed to low drag conical fin assembly MAU-93/B. It is used against soft targets and is used primarily for low level attacks. Targets include troops, aircraft in the open, etc.

Mk82 500 Lbs Aircraft Bomb

Principal Data Mk82

Length1480 mm
Length (assembled)2200 mm
Diameter273 mm
Mass Total (nominal)241 Kg
Mass Explosive (nominal)87 Kg
Mass Warhead (nominal)141 Kg
Centre of Gravity (from nose)950 mm
Suspension Lugs14 inch (355.6 mm) Standard NATO
Packing / Packaging6 ea warheads / steel crate + 6 ea CFA /
Conical Fin Assembly (CFA)MAU-93/B
CFA Length670 mm
CFA Span383 mm
CFA Cord269 mm
CFA Mass11 Kg

Ballistic Performance & Launch Parameters Mk82

Air Speed150 KTAS to 600 KTAS
Altitude15000 ft
G Load1.2g to 5g
Angle Dive45 deg
Angle Toss60 deg
Roll165 deg/s
Range Slant (max)4750 m

Lethality Effects Mk82 (depend on HE charge type)

Grains3 to 300Diameter4.6 m to 10.7 m
Velocity760 m/s to 2440 m/sDepth0.76 m to 4.27 m
Pressure at 50 ft (16 m)17 psiSteel Armor Plate32 mm
Pressure at 100 ft (31 m)5 psiConcrete 3000 psi (beton)518 mm