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GBU-24 Paveway III

DAYTON, Ohio - The GBU-24 Paveway III on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio - The GBU-24 Paveway III on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

The Guided Bomb Unit-24 (GBU-24) is a laser guided bomb used to destroy hardened targets. It consists of the nose-mounted laser guidance unit and the Paveway III tail assembly fitted to a 2,000-pound BLU-109 bomb with its special steel casing. The original Paveway I demonstrated the usefulness of precision guided munitions in OPERATION DESERT STORM, and F-15E AND F-16 aircraft effectively delivered GBU-24s against a broad range of high-value targets in Kosovo and Afghanistan. 

TECHNICAL NOTES:
Range:
Over ten miles
Wingspan: 6 feet 8 inches
Length: 14 feet 5 inches
Diameter: 3 feet
Total Weight: 23,500 pounds

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