SBU/SBK to SXU - Equipment Listing
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Index of ASETDS Designation ListingsSBU/SBK - Stabilizing Devices
|SBU-6/A||Roll and Pitch Displacement Gyroscope|
|SBK-8/A24G-1A||Displacement Gyro Assembly|
|SBU-13/A||Rate Gyro Assembly|
|SBK-16/A24G-42||Displacement Gyro Assembly|
|SDU-1/A||Aircraft Emergency Crew Warning Horn|
|SDU-2/A||Aircraft Position Light Flasher|
|SDU-4/U||Aircraft Traffic Light Gun|
|SDU-5/E||Distress Marker Strobe Light|
|SDU-6/B||Red Phosphorus Target Marker; used in AGM-78A/B|
|SDU-7/A||Servo Failure Alarm Monitor|
|SDU-8/A||Servo Failure Alarm Monitor|
|SDK-15/P25S-1||Personnel Distress Signal|
|SDU-28/A||Aircraft Smoke & Illumination Signal|
|SDU-29/B||White Phosphorus Target Marker; used in AGM-78C/D|
|SDU-30/P||Distress Light Marker|
|SDU-34/A||Air Pressure Warning Alarm System; used in E-3A (probably part of AN/APY-1, -2)|
|SDU-39/N||Distress Marker Strobe Light|
|SEU-3/A||Lightweight Ejection Seat; manufactured by Stencel; used in AV-8A|
|SGU-2/E||Air Turbine Engine Starter|
|SHU-1/F||Aircraft Servicing Dock|
|SHU-3/F||Aircraft Servicing Dock|
|SHU-4/F||Aircraft Servicing Dock|
|SHU-5/F||Aircraft Servicing Dock|
|SHU-6/F||Aircraft Servicing Dock|
|SHU-35/M||Maintenance Equipment and Personnel Shelter|
|SJU-4/A||Ejection Seat; manufactured by Stencel; used in AV-8B|
|SJU-5/A||Ejection Seat; manufactured by Martin-Baker (Model Mk.10); used in F/A-18B/D(back), F/A-18A/C|
|SJU-6/A||Ejection Seat; manufactured by Martin-Baker (Model Mk.10); used in F/A-18B/D(front)|
|SJU-8/A||Ejection Seat; manufactured by Stencel; used in A-7|
|SJU-11/A||Ejection Seat; manufactured by Stencel; used in TA-7|
|SJU-12/A||Ejection Seat; manufactured by Stencel; used in TA-7|
|SJU-13/A||Ejection Seat; manufactured by Stencel; used in TAV-8B|
|SJU-14/A||Ejection Seat; manufactured by Stencel; used in TAV-8B|
|SJU-17/A||NACES (Navy Aircrew Common Ejection Seat); manufactured by Martin-Baker (Model Mk.14); used in F/A-18C/D/E/F, F-14D, T-45A/C|
|SKU-2/A||Seat Survival Kit; used in F-14A/B, EA-6B; replaced by SKU-12/A|
|SKU-3/A||Seat Survival Kit; used with SJU-5/A, SJU-6/A|
|SKU-4/A||Seat Survival Kit|
|SKU-6/A||Seat Survival Kit; used with SJU-4/A|
|SKU-7/A||Seat Survival Kit; used with SJU-17(V)3/A, SJU-17(V)4/A; used in F-14D|
|SKK-9/P22P-11||Life Raft & Survival Kit; used in E-2C|
|SKU-10/A||Seat Survival Kit; used with SJU-17(V)1/A, SJU-17(V)2/A; used in F/A-18C/D/E/F|
|SKU-11/A||Seat Survival Kit; used with SJU-17(V)5/A, SJU-17(V)6/A; used in T-45|
|SKU-12/A||Seat Survival Kit; used in F-14A/B, EA-6B; replaced SKU-2/A|
|SMU-3/F||Instrument Flying Trainer|
|SMK-22/F37A-T||?? Visual Simulator Trainer Attachment|
|SMK-23/F37A-T||?? Visual Simulator Trainer Attachment|
|SMK-43/F37A-T||?? Visual Simulator Trainer Attachment|
|SMU-64/A||Bomb/Rocket Dispenser Switch Box Simulator|
|SMU-65/E||?? Compressor Bleed Air Simulator|
|SMU-75/A||Bomb/Rocket Dispenser Selector Simulator|
|SMK-95/F37A-T||Visual Flight Trainer Simulator Group|
|SMU-97/F||Partial Disorientation Simulator Trainer; manufactured by Flightmatics|
|SMU-114/A||"Blazer" Infrared Augmentation Device; manufactured by Meggitt; used with BQM-34, BQM-74, MQM-107, TDU-34/A|
|SMU-124/E||"Smokey Sam" Surface-to-Air Missile Simulator; uses GTR-18A rocket|
|SMU-127/E||Laser Target Simulator; used with AGM-65|
|SPU-1/W||Magnetic Orange Pipe|
|SRU-1/P||4 Man Pyramidal Survival Tent|
|SRU-6/P||Extreme Cold Weather Survival Overcoat|
|SRU-10/P||Extreme Cold Weather Survival Mittens|
|SRU-12/P||Extreme Cold Weather Survival Foot Sack|
|SRU-13/P||Extreme Cold Weather Survival Footwear|
|SRU-15/P||Parachute Bailout Sleeping Bag|
|SRU-16/P||Parachute Pack Survival Kit|
|SRU-22/P||Signal Marker; manufactured by ACR Electronics Div.|
|SRU-23/P||Parachute Bailout Sleeping Bag|
|SRU-24/P||Parachute Bailout Sleeping Bag|
|SRU-25/P||Anti-Exposure Rubber Socks|
|SRU-31/P||Medical & General Survival Kit; used with SRU-21/P|
|SRU-36/P||HEED (Helicopter Emergency Egress Device)|
|SRU-37/P||Life Raft and Container Assembly|
|SRU-40/P||HABD (Helicopter Aircrew Breathing Device)|
|STU-1/A||Air Turbine Engine Starter|
|STU-11/A34||Cartridge/Pneumatic Engine Starter|
|STU-16/A||Air Turbine Engine Starter|
|STU-18/A34||Air Cartridge Engine Starter|
|STU-20/A34||Cartridge/Pneumatic Engine Starter|
|STU-22/A34||Cartridge/Pneumatic Engine Starter|
|STU-24/A||Electrical Engine Starter|
Notes about extended SUU listing:
|SUU-1/A||Outboard Weapons Pylon|
|SUU-2/A||Inboard Weapons Pylon|
|SUU-3/A||Fuselage Weapons Pylon|
The SUU-7( )/A series was the U.S. Air Force's first general-purpose submunitions dispenser. It consisted of 19 tubes of 70 mm (2.75 in) diameter, which could be filled with several different types of bomblets. The SUU-7( )/A dispenser itself remained on the delivery aircraft, while its submunitions were ejected rearwards through the open ends of the tubes. There were SUU-7/A, SUU-7A/A, SUU-7B/A and SUU-7C/A variants, which differed in electrical components, number of loaded tubes, tube firing sequence, and safety devices. Further variants of the same basic dispenser design were designated in the SUU-10( )/A series.
The SUU-7( )/A was used for the following cluster bombs:
The components of the CBU-1A/A, -2A/A, -2C/A, -8A/A and -9B/A are unknown. Additional subvariants of SUU-7( )/A based clusters probably existed as well.
Data for SUU-7/A:
The SUU-10( )/A series of dispensers was externally identical to the SUU-7( )/A series, but differed in electrical components, number of loaded tubes, tube firing sequence, and safety devices (details not available). Known variants include the SUU-10/A, SUU-10A/A and SUU-10B/A.
The SUU-10( )/A was used for the following cluster bombs:
Data for SUU-10/A:
|SUU-11/A||7.62mm (0.3 in) Minigun Pod; uses GAU-2/A|
|SUU-12/A||12.7mm (0.5 in) Machine-Gun Pod|
The SUU-13/A was a non-expendable dispenser with 40 downward-ejecting tubes, which could be filled with various types of submunitions. There were also SUU-13A/A, SUU-13B/A, SUU-13C/A and SUU-13D/A versions. No information about differences is available, except that the SUU-13C/A had a higher and the -13D/B a lower empty weight. The SUU-13D/A was used as a mine dispenser in the U.S. Army's M56 mine dispensing subsystem.
The SUU-13( )/A was used for the following cluster bombs:
Additional subvariant designations may have also existed, e.g. for CBUs using the SUU-13A/A through -13C/A dispenser variants. The components of the CBU-38A/A, -38B/A and -38C/A are not known for sure. These designations probably referred to variants using the SUU-13A/A through -13C/A dispensers, but could also cover modified versions of the BLU-49/B submunition.
Data for SUU-13/A:
The SUU-14/A was a submunition dispenser, which consisted of six separate 70 mm (2.75 in) tubes, which were held together by a central strongback. The submunitions were pushed out of the rear by pistons in the front end of each tube. The SUU-14/A could only be used by low-speed aircraft. There was also an SUU-14A/A variant, but information about the differences is not available.
The SUU-14( )/A was used for the following cluster bombs:
Data for SUU-14/A:
|SUU-16/A||20mm Gun Pod; uses M61A1 gun|
The SUU-20/A is a combined rocket pod and bomb dispenser used for training. It contains four 70 mm (2.75 in) rocket tubes, and can hold up to six small (2.3-11.3 kg (5-25 lb)) practice bombs (including types MK 76, MK 106, BDU-33( )/B and BDU-48/B). The SUU-20A/B has an external hardback, and the SUU-20B/B has additional adapter cable connectors on the top.
Data for SUU-20/A:
The SUU-21/A was a practice bomb dispenser for six 11.3 kg (25 lb) bombs (including types MK 76, BDU-23/B and BDU-33( )/B).
Data for SUU-21/A:
|SUU-23/A||20mm Gun Pod; uses GAU-4/A|
The SUU-24/A dispenser was mounted internally in bomber aircraft. It consisted of 24 vertical cells, which could each hold three bomblet adapter units. Submunition options for the SUU-24/A included the BLU-26/B family of anti-personnel fragmentation bombs, the BLU-3/B anti-personnel fragmentation bomb, and the M38 and M40 fragmentation grenades. Loaded SUU-24/A dispensers didn't receive separate CBU designations, possibly because they were not external stores.
Data for SUU-24/A:
Flare Dispenser; used for dispensing LUU-1/B, LUU-2/B, LUU-19/B
The SUU-30/B was the U.S. Air Force's first general-purpose submunition dispenser, which didn't release its payload while remaining attached to the delivery aircraft. Instead it was dropped as a whole and opened later in flight. The SUU-30/B series was used in service from the 1970s to the 1990s. Its body consisted of two halves, which opened in a clamshell fashion and dispersed the submunitions at a certain time after release from the aircraft. The dispenser was fitted with four cruciform tailfins. There was also a modified variant of the SUU-30/B (known as "SUU-30/B Mod."), which had slightly larger fins.
The SUU-30A/B had a different suspension and an end plate instead of a retaining ring. It had the larger fins of the SUU-30/B Mod with additional small endplates. The SUU-30B/B was a derivative of the -30A/B, and could be identified by its blunt nose, which also included a fuze well. The SUU-30C/B was externally identical to the -30A/B, but had a different suspension mechanism (with an internal suspension ring). The SUU-30H/B (there is no evidence of -30D/B, -30E/B, -30F/B or -30G/B versions) was another blunt-nosed variant, which was identical to the -30B/B except for tailfins with a different layout of the tip plates.
The SUU-30( )/B was used for the following cluster bombs:
Most likely there were additional subvariant designations, e.g. for CBUs with the SUU-30H/B dispenser. Of all the SUU-30( )/B-based cluster bombs, the CBU-52( )/B, CBU-58( )/B and CBU-71( )/B were the most important. The SUU-30( )/B series has been retired from USAF service, and was replaced by the TMD (Tactical Munitions Dispenser SUU-64/B, -65/B and -66/B) family of dispensers.
Data for SUU-30/B:
Data for SUU-30B/B:
|SUU-31/B||Bomblet Dispenser; used for CBU-23/B (BLU-26/B in SUU-31/B)|
The SUU-36/A was a reusable dispenser, which was used only for the BLU-45/B anti-vehicle mines. 30 BLU-45/B in an SUU-36/A made a CBU-33/A cluster bomb.
Data for SUU-36/A:
|SUU-37/A||Bomblet Dispenser; used for CBU-43/A (CDU-37/B clusters of BLU-48/B in SUU-37/A)|
The SUU-38/A dispenser was externally very similar to the SUU-36/A. It contained 10 KMU-338/B adapter kits, each of which held three canisters with 18 mines. The canister-filled KMU-338/B was known by various CDU (cluster adapter) designations, depending on submunition load and minor details. The tailfins of the SUU-38/B could be optionally omitted.
The SUU-38/B was used for the following cluster bombs:
Data for SUU-38/A:
The SUU-41( )/A series of dispensers was used to disperse "Gravel" mines (see CBU-39/A for a few details about these mines). An SUU-41( )/B contained 10 cluster adapters, each of which could store and release hundreds of mines.
The following configurations of "Gravel" mines in SUU-41( )/A dispensers are known:
No CBU nomenclature is known for the last two configurations.
Data for SUU-41/A:
Flare Dispenser; used for dispensing LUU-1/B, LUU-2/B, LUU-19/B
|SUU-44/A||Parachute Flare and Sonobuoy Dispenser; used for dispensing LUU-1/B, LUU-2/B, LUU-19/B|
|SUU-45/A||High-Speed Tactical Fighter Munitions Dispenser; used on F-105|
The SUU-48/A dispenser was used with the BLU-74/B "Modular Fire Bomb". No CBU nomenclature for the BLU-74/SUU-48 combination is known.
The SUU-49/B dispenser was specifically designed to drop three BLU-73/B FAE (Fuel/Air Explosive) bombs. The SUU-49/B could be carried only by helicopters or low-speed aircraft. The SUU-49A/B had a redesigned strongback and folding tailfins, and could also be delivered by high-speed aircraft.
The SUU-49( )/B was used for the following cluster bombs:
The CBU nomenclature for the SUU-49A/B with three BLU-98/B smoke bombs is unknown, but CBU-88/B (which is known to refer to a smoke cluster bomb called "Smokeye") is a likely option.
Data for SUU-49A/B:
|SUU-50/A||Bomb Dispenser; used for CBU-60/A (264 BLU-24/B in SUU-50/A)|
The SUU-51/B was a dispenser for cluster bombs in the 340 kg (750 lb) class. It was equipped with retractable tailfins and a nose-mounted fuze. There was also an SUU-51A/B version, but information about differences from the basic -51/B is not available. The SUU-51B/B was modified for use with a KMU-422/B Paveway laser guidance kit.
The SUU-51( )/B was used for the following cluster bombs:
The BLU-81/B bomblet, and therefore the CBU-66/B, was cancelled. When fitted with a KMU-422/B kit, the CBU-74/B became the GBU-3/B, while the CBU-77/B possibly became the GBU-13/B (but the latter designation is unconfirmed).
Data for SUU-51/B:
|SUU-53/A||Catalyst Generator Cartridge Dispenser|
The SUU-54/B was a submunition dispenser, which was developed for use in guided bombs, especially the GBU-15(V)/B MGWS (Modular Guided Weapon System). The variant, which was actually used, was designated SUU-54A/B, but no information about the differences from the basic -54/B is available.
The SUU-54A/B was used for the following cluster bombs:
The CBU-75( )/B was to be the payload for the operational GBU-15(V)3/B guided bomb, but this application was cancelled. When fitted with a KMU-421/B guidance kit, the CBU-75/B became the GBU-2/B PAVE STORM laser-guided cluster bomb. The CBU-84/B through -86/B were used for experimental and testing purposes only.
The U.S. Navy's SUU-58/B dispenser is a derivative of the widely-used MK 7 "Rockeye" series of submuniton dispensers (see also SUU-75/B). It is used for the "Gator" mine system (BLU-91/B and BLU-92/B anti-tank and anti-personnel minelets), and is equipped with a special switch to select the delay of the self-destruct timer for the minelets. Like the MK 7, the SUU-58/B has extendable tailfins and a nose-mounted fuze.
The SUU-58/B is used for the following cluster bombs:
The CBU-78( )/B series are the operational versions, while the CBU-82/B and -83/B were used for experimental and testing purposes only.
Data for SUU-58/B:
|SUU-59/A||Inboard Weapons Pylon of F-15A/B/C/D (SUU-59B/A) and F-15E (SUU-59C/A); uses MAU-12/A (BRU-57/A on -59C/A) rack|
|SUU-60/A||Centerline Weapons Pylon of F-15A/B/C/D; uses MAU-12/A rack|
|SUU-61/A||Outboard Weapons Pylon of F-15A|
|SUU-62/A||Centerline Weapons Pylon of F/A-18|
|SUU-63/A||Wing Weapons Pylon of F/A-18|
The TMD (Tactical Munitions Dispenser) family of submunition dispensers has replaced all older expendable dispensers in U.S. Air Force service. All of the TMD's three variants, SUU-64/B, SUU-65/B and SUU-66/B, have several features in common. A TMD has four retractable tailfins, which are extended after the dispenser has been released from the delivery aircraft. The dispenser can be set to release its submunitions either at a fixed time interval after release, or at a preset altitude above ground (triggered by an FZU-39/B proximity sensor in the nose). The TMD's body is made up of three segments, which are explosively separated to disperse the submunitions into the airstream.
The SUU-64/B is the TMD model for air-dropped mines, and is currently used exclusively for the "Gator" mine system (BLU-91/B and BLU-92/B anti-tank and anti-personnel minelets). It is equipped with a special switch to select the delay of the self-destruct timer for the minelets. The SUU-64/B is used for the following cluster bombs:
No information about the difference between the CBU-89/B and -89A/B (or -104/B and -104A/B, which is equivalent) is available. The CBU-98/B was never produced, because the BLU-106/B submunition was cancelled.
The SUU-65/B has tailfins, which can be canted at a selectable angle to spin the dispenser after release. It is used for submunitions, where centrifugal force is needed to help dispersal. Other than the SUU-64/B and -66/B, the SUU-65/B has no thermal battery, and can therefore not be used for submunitions which require a power supply for internal electronics. The SUU-65/B is used for the following cluster bombs:
No information about the difference between the CBU-87/B and -87A/B (or -103/B and -103A/B, which is equivalent) is available. The CBU-90/B and -92/B were never produced, because the BLU-99/B and -101/B submunitions were cancelled.
The SUU-66/B has uncanted fins like the SUU-64/B, but lacks the latter's timer select switch. It also has a different internal layout, which includes a submunition ejection system. The latter consists of a central spine with inflatable gas bags, which push the submunitions outwards when the dispenser opens.
The SUU-66/B is used for the following cluster bombs:
No information about the difference between the CBU-94/B and -102/B is available.
Data for SUU-64/B, SUU-65/B and SUU-66/B:
|SUU-67/A||Weapons Pylon for AGM-86 on B-52|
|SUU-72/A||Weapons Pylon for AGM-129A on B-52H|
|SUU-73/A||Centerline Pylon of F-15E; uses BRU-57/A rack|
The SUU-75( )/B and SUU-76( )/B series of bomblet dispensers are variants of the U.S. Navy's widely used MK 7 "Rockeye" series. The MK 7 is an expendable dispenser which is dropped as a unit by the delivery aircraft. It has retractable tailfins, a nose-mounted fuze, and opens in a clamshell fashion to disperse its payload. The SUU-75( )/B and -76( )/B have an external thermal protection, but further information about differences from the MK 7 series and/or between the SUU-75( )/B and -76( )/B series is not available. The SUU-75/B and SUU-76/B use the MK 339 MOD 1 fuze, while the SUU-75A/B and SUU-76A/B are equipped with an FMU-140/B fuze. There are also SUU-75B/B and SUU-76B/B versions, but details are unavailable. The SUU-76C/B is specifically modified as a leaflet dispenser.
The SUU-75( )/B and SUU-76( )/B are used for the following cluster bombs:
Additionally, the SUU-76C/B was used for the PDU-5/B leaflet dispenser.
Data for MK 7 MOD 2 (SUU-75/B and -76/B are similar or identical):
|SUU-78/A||Weapons Pylon (Centerline) on F/A-18E/F|
|SUU-79/A||Weapons Pylon (Wing) on F/A-18E/F|
|SUU-80/A||Weapons Pylon (Low Drag) on F/A-18E/F|
|SUU-5003/A||Practice Rocket Launcher & Practice Bomb Dispenser; similar to SUU-20/A|
|SVU-1/A||Gun/Bomb/Rocket Positioning Servo|
|SVU-2/A||Gun/Bomb/Rocket Sight Range Servo|
|SVU-3/A||Gun/Bomb/Rocket Sight Range Servo|
|SVU-11/A||Gun/Bomb/Rocket Sight Range Servo|
|SVU-28/A||Gun/Bomb/Rocket Sight Servo|
|SVU-38/A||Gun/Bomb/Rocket Positioning Servo|
|SWU-31/A37||Rocket Launcher Timing Switching Unit|
|SWU-57/E||JATO Firing Box|
|SWU-58/A||Rotary Switch; used in AGM-86C|
|SWU-62/A||Explosive Actuated Switch|
|SWU-67/B||Separation Switch; used in AGM-129|
|SXU-1/A||Rocket Scoring Training Group|
|SXU-2/A||Rocket Scoring Training Group|
|SXU-5/A||Rocket Scoring Training Group|
|SXU-6/A||Rocket Scoring Training Group|
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