Paveway in the driver’s seat: PIC

An inert 2,000-pound laser-guided bomb strikes its target after being launched from an F-4C Phantom II aircraft flying at an altitude of 4,000 feet. A tripod-mounted laser on the ground “illuminated” the target, providing a reflected energy source for the weapon’s guidance system. The test is being conducted by the Arament Development and Test Center. Location: EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, FLORIDA (FL) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA) Date Shot: 16 Jun 1977

I will be posting more random pictures in the future, some with a bit of commentary and some without. Why? Better to ask “why not?”.

I believe this weapon is a GBU-10 Paveway II unit, based on the ever-popular Mk 84 general purpose 2000-pound bomb.

Comments

  1. I’m upset about the target. That truck is in better shape than the ones I rode around in during that time as a lowly peon commanded by Mr. Peanut.

  2. I remember seeing that photo when it was new! The caption was something to the effect of ‘2,000 lb laser-guided bomb strikes truck driver in left ear.’