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Yimmy
01-21-2005, 11:46 AM
What exactly are these FAB bombs? I see them in various sizes for different aircraft, and can only assume it stand for Fuel Air Bomb, but didn't think such weapons existed in WWII.
Any good information source on them, or a simple description?

F19_Olli72
01-21-2005, 11:50 AM
From F16's site http://www.flygflottilj16.se/ :
"FAB - Fugasnaya Aviatsionnaya Bomba - general purpose bombs"

Yimmy
01-21-2005, 12:25 PM
So, what is the number after the designation? Kg's?

Atomic_Marten
01-21-2005, 12:30 PM
KG is kilogram in all languages (Luftwaffe and VVS used KG as measure unit). FAB most likely means for general purpose or something that will describe the purpose of the bomb.

Atomic_Marten
01-21-2005, 12:32 PM
Uh.. what Olli says.. I did not read above post. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

chaikanut
01-21-2005, 01:54 PM
Fuel air bomb.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif LOL!

Yimmy
01-21-2005, 04:51 PM
lol, well, they have been around since the 80's at least!

Cloudy_
01-21-2005, 05:13 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Yimmy:
What exactly are these FAB bombs? I see them in various sizes for different aircraft, and can only assume it stand for Fuel Air Bomb, but didn't think such weapons existed in WWII.
Any good information source on them, or a simple description? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

They were (are) a series of Soviet general purpose bombs with the number following FAB being the weight in kilos. Not fuel/air explosives at all.

Latico
01-21-2005, 05:26 PM
Gee, I thought FAB was one of those late 60's terms, like GROOVY, FAR OUT.

Cloudy_
01-21-2005, 05:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Latico:
Gee, I thought FAB was one of those late 60's terms, like GROOVY, FAR OUT. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Also from the "Thunderbirds" series & movie.