Flight Range Extension of a Guided Aerial Bomb with a Rocket Engine during Climb Bombing


  • I.S. Kravchuk Research & Development Company “Adron”, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Bashynskyi Dmytro
  • V.V. Taranenko State Research Institute of Aviation, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • M.V. Zirka Researcher of the Central Research Institute of Armament and Military Equipment of Armed Forces of Ukraine, Kyiv




aircraft, climbing, guided aerial bomb, horizontal range, motion trajectory, solid-propellant rocket engine, total thrust impulse


The possibility of a significant flight range extension of a guided aerial bomb during climb bombing due to the jet thrust created by a solid-propellant rocket engine was considered. By means of simulation, a comparative analysis of the range of a guided aerial bomb equipped (not equipped) with a solid-propellant rocket engine under typical flight conditions of the carrier aircraft during level flight and climb bombing was performed. It was demonstrated that the use of a solid-propellant rocket engine, whose mass is 20 % of the guided aerial bomb’s mass, allows to increase the horizontal range of its flight at least twice.



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How to Cite

Kravchuk, I., Dmytro, B., Taranenko, V., & Zirka, M. (2021). Flight Range Extension of a Guided Aerial Bomb with a Rocket Engine during Climb Bombing. Advances in Military Technology, 16(2), 265–276. https://doi.org/10.3849/aimt.01462



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