Photos of the Small-Diameter Bombs in “Test Case” (AW&ST Sept. 19, p. 73) are as revealing as their history is troubling. These are designer bombs built for specific aviation assets to the exclusion of existing aircraft without specialized release units. The environment onboard an aircraft carrier is unlike any land-based situation. Weapons onboard ship are in a high-humidity, high-electromagnetic, high-thermal radiation environment. Their storage is concentrated and—as are all ...

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