Accession Number:

ADC800516

Title:

GB-4 2000 lb. Television Glide Bomb

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR MATERIEL COMMAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1945-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The possibility of adding a radar beacon to the GB-4 glide bomb is discussed. This would involve the use of a radar-operator to navigate the Gb-4 to the target by observing its progress on a PPI scope and constantly informing the television-operator who controls the GB-4 of the position relative to the target area. It is planned, at present, to consider the GB-4 for possible close support operations against Japanese caves and strongpoints. Preliminary studies indicate that the VHBs B-29 and B-32 can carry 4 glide bombs plus all or a large part of their normal bomb load depending on the desired range of operation. The GB-15, a similar device, is in development. Tests to improve the control and television reception will be incorporated in the development of the GB-15, which will also include radar tracking.

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Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE