MK-83 is designed for soft, fragment sensitive targets such as troops, POL, and radars. Naval aircraft such as A-7 and F/A-18 are primary users platforms. Mk83 is not intended for hard targets. Packing : 2 ea warheads / steel crate, 2 ea CFA / steel crate
Mk83 1000 Lbs Aircraft Bomb
Mk83 1000 Lbs Aircraft Bomb

Principal Data Mk83

Length1930 mm
Length (assembled)3000 mm
Diameter356 mm
Mass Total (nominal)447 Kg
Mass Explosive (nominal)202 Kg
Mass Warhead (nominal)215 Kg
Centre of Gravity (from nose)1283 mm
Suspension Lugs14 inch (355.6 mm) Std NATO
Conical Fin Assembly (CFA)CFA83
CFA Length1071 mm
CFA Span490 mm
CFA Cord355 mm
CFA Mass43 Kg

Ballistic Performance & Launch Parameters Mk83

Air Speed150 KTAS to 600 KTAS
Altitude12000 ft
G Load1.2g to 5g
Angle Dive45 deg
Angle Toss60 deg
Roll165 deg/s
Range Slant (max)5350 m

Lethality Effects Mk83 (depend on HE charge type)

Grains3 to 300Diameter6.1 m to 13.7 m
Velocity610 m/s to 2745 m/sDepth0.92 m to 5.49 m
Pressure at 50 ft (16 m)26 psiSteel Armor Plate46 mm
Pressure at 100 ft (31 m)8 psiConcrete 3000 psi (beton)701 mm