Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles
Appendix 5: Guided Bombs
Copyright © 2006 Andreas Parsch

Rockwell MGWS (Modular Guided Weapon System)
(GBU-15/B, GBU-20/B)

The GBU-15(V)/B family of guided bombs is described in the main part of the Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles, because it was briefly intended to receive the guided missile designation AGM-112.

The GBU-20/B, also known as PWW (Planar Wing Weapon), was a derivative of the GBU-15(V)/B with flip-out wings for longer glide range. The PWW was flight tested but not developed into an operational weapon. The GBU-20 nomenclature itself was possibly only reserved for a production version, because during the tests the prototypes were apparently referred to as the PWW-variant of the GBU-15.

Photo: via Jane's

Main Sources

[1] Christopher Chant: "World Encyclopaedia of Modern Air Weapons", Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1988
[2] R.T. Pretty: "Jane's Weapon Systems 1977", Jane's, 1976

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Last Updated: 9 May 2006