BRU-57

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Unread post05 Dec 2006, 01:30

True loomis, you went further than I did. More or less wanted to bring out the point you could put them on it, but that would be a waste.
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Unread post05 Dec 2006, 17:04

The "current" Navy version that the BRU57 is buildt on has been seen carriying 2xGBU-12`s. How much in common the AF and Navy version have I don`t know - sorry!
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Unread post05 Dec 2006, 21:19

The BRU-55 (USN) and the BRU-57 (USAF) are pretty much the same rack except that the BRU-55 includes a bomb rack lock and some fuzing stuff the BRU-57 doesn't have. The BRU-57 rack itself allows carriage of dumb bombs, but the current F-16 OFPs don't take advantage of that feature.
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Unread post28 Apr 2011, 12:37

Sounds like its a software issue and not a rack issue. The BRU-46 is capable of carrying the munition.
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Unread post20 Aug 2021, 23:26

Have Vipers ever flown in combat with 2 x 2 CBU-103/105 on BRU-57's?
If so, are there any photos? (not from static display or flight testing)
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Unread post21 Aug 2021, 13:45

No, only singles per pylon. It has been displayed on shows though, so technically possible.
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Unread post10 Jan 2022, 16:34

Does the Israeli air force have the BRU-57?
And slightly related, do they have the GBU-54 LJDAM?
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Unread post10 Jan 2022, 19:36

kyros wrote:Does the Israeli air force have the BRU-57?
And slightly related, do they have the GBU-54 LJDAM?


The Israeli AF has a different kind of dual rack, mainly seen carrying dumb bombs.
GBU-38 definitely, likely GBU-54 too.
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