Comparison between a conventional full sized bomb and small diameter bomb. The system will first be deployed on the Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle in 2006.
The SDB does not lack for penetration
These two images show the before and after of Small Diameter Bomb destroying a Russian-made rocket launcher during a live fire test in December at White Sands, N.M. It was one of 21 successful flight tests for the SDB before Boeing received the initial pr
A load crew Airman here uses a jammer to attach a pair of GBU-39 bombs to an F-15E Strike Eagle. An evaluation team trained and tested the crew on the new small diameter bomb.
The Small Diameter Bomb can be launched from a fighter, bomber or unmanned aircraft
Loading the SBD
The SDB demonstrates its ability to pierce reinforced concrete