Russia gives “Wings” to its Aerial Bomb as Anti-Aircraft Weapons Prompt change in Tactics

Ukraine War

An image of a Russian FAB-500M-62 bomb attached with a “wing-kit” has gone viral on social media. The cold-war era bomb was loaded onto a Russian Su-34 Fullback combat jet and features pop-out wings. While there are no indications whether the bomb has been modified, the wing kit is likely to increase its capability to reach a desired target. The FAB-500M-62 is a 500 kilogram class general-purpose high-explosive bomb used by Russia. Why is Russia using wing-kits for unguided bombs?

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