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ID

OSMP481

Date

30 September 2015

Source

Location

Year

Munition Category

Functional use

Tentative Model

Research Organisation

Base Colour

Marking Colour

Marking Script

Condition

Mechanical Feature

Guidance

Domain

Fins Characteristic

Weight Class

Analyst Note

The M-54 ‘high-drag’ series of Soviet/Russian air-delivered bombs can be distinguished by two key identification features: 1.) the ballistic ring located in the forward portion of the bomb (missing in this example); and 2.) the presence of two or four rectangular, longitudinal ‘levelling bars’ (two can be seen in this example). (ARES)

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