Note: This exhibit is located in the Research & Development Gallery on a controlled-access portion of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The gallery will close until further notice beginning May 1, 2013, as part of budget reduction requirements due to sequestration.
The VB-10 was a radio-guided bomb in the ROC series which was directed by a bombardier in response to data broadcast from a television camera in the nose of the bomb or in response to visual sighting. The VB-10 used a standard 1,000-pound bomb and a circular airfoil with the angular movement which changed the bomb's range and azimuth as directed by radio signals from the controlling aircraft. Targets were limited to those with sufficient ground contrast to permit television equipment to present a satisfactory image. Drop tests conducted between September 1944 and May 1945 were not sufficiently successful to justify further development of the weapon.