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The Mk. 82AIR High Drag Bomb is a variant of the standard Mk. 82 Bomb available for the AV-42C and F/A-26B to utilize. It is equipped with a drogue chute in the back that deploys promptly after its release. The main use of this bomb as opposed to its counterpart is use in low-altitude bombing tactics. It is designed to resolve an old dilemma with unguided bombs: if a bomb is dropped from a very low altitude, the deploying aircraft runs a high risk of getting caught in the bomb's explosion themselves as the bomb will impact its target right as the aircraft is passing over it. The Mk. 82AIR bomb is built to solve this problem in the battlefield; once dropped, it quickly deploys a drogue chute behind itself. This slows its horizontal velocity enough without impacting its vertical drop-speed so that the deploying aircraft can move away from the target before the bomb's impact. Its deployment and tactical employment are largely identical to the standard Mk. 82 otherwise.

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