BAP 100

The BAP 100 (French: Bombe Anti-Piste 100 mm, Anti-Runway Bomb) is a French anti-runway cluster bomb developed in the mid-1970s, and which entered service with the French Air Force in the early 1980s. The bomb consists of eighteen submunitions, arranged in a cluster. Accelerated by an internal propulsion system, the munitions are designed to ensure total runway destruction in a single pass by aircraft.

Intended to destroy runways, the BAP 100 are fixed under the plane in groups of nine or eighteen. Released to regular intervals, some explode immediately after having perforated the runway, others after a few minutes or a few hours, thus delaying any intervention to restore the damaged runway. To carry out its mission, the carrier aircraft passes at high speed and very low altitude. Once dropped. the bomb is braked then stabilized vertically by a parachute. Released from its parachute, the bomb, accelerated by a propellant to 260 m/s, perforates the runway and explodes, destroying approximately 40 m² of concrete over a depth of 1 m. 18 neutral bombs read 400 m of track.

Country: France

Year: 1978

Length: 1780 mm

Diameter: 0.12 m

Mass: 35 kg

Explosive load: 3,5 kg

Bourget Museum (ParisFrance)

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