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ACZ Bomblet Dispenser Deploy

A Tornado GR.4's JP233 dispensers in action.

The Bomblet Dispenser (BDSP) is an air-to-ground attack weapon.

Description

Bomblet dispensers are cluster weapons which employ small-sized submunitions in lieu of the traditional warheads used by other arms of the same class, such as bombs.

When the dispensers are triggered, the submunitions contained within are released over the target area. Their impact zone is determined by the circumstances in which the weapons are activated: a flurry of bombs at low altitude and speed will tend to strike a wide area, while a release at high speed will cause them to land in a straight, narrow line. Their particular method of operation makes the dispensers a kind of "high-risk/high-reward" weapon, as a bombing run in the former way may expose the attacking aircraft to ground fire.

TORNADO GR4 BDM

A NATO Tornado GR.4 with MBDA Storm Shadow missiles.

BDSPs often appear in two forms. The most common form is that of dispenser pods placed in the underside of the plane, as is the case of the Tornado GR.1. The second form is that of stand-off missiles, such as the MBDA-brand models used by the Tornado GR.4 and the Rafale M.

Game Analysis

Ace Combat: Joint Assault

ACX2 Icon BDSP
"This weapon releases numerous bomblets from its body, damaging targets in a long strip of ground along its direction of travel."
― Hangar

Cost

The BDSP costs 23 credits per use.

Aircraft

Aircraft Price Ammo
F-16XL Starting weapon 16
FB-22 Strike Raptor 45,800 32
Su-47 Berkut Starting weapon 21
X-02 Wyvern 44,000 32
Tornado IDS Starting weapon 20
YF-23 Black Widow II 46,400 30

Gallery

Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation

"This anti-personnel weapon releases numerous bomblets over the target area. The impact area increases proportional to the speed of the dispersion aircraft, allowing for damage over an extremely wide area. The ability to adjust the impact area on the fly makes this weapon the choice of skilled veterans."
― Hangar
Aircraft Price Ammo
Tornado GR.4 Starting weapon 25

Gallery

Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception

ACEX Icon BDSP
"This weapon releases numerous bomblets from its body, damaging targets in a long strip of ground along its direction of travel."
― Hangar

Aircraft

Aircraft Price Ammo
F-16XL 12,100 8
YF-23 Black Widow II 18,600 10
FB-22 Strike Raptor 22,400 12
Su-47 Berkut 25,400 12
X-02 Wyvern 40,900 14

Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War

BDSP icon (ACZ)
"This weapon releases numerous bomblets from its body, damaging targets in a long strip of ground along its direction of travel."
― Hangar

Aircraft

Aircraft Price Ammo
F-16XL 29,100 8
Su-47 Berkut 60,000 12
Tornado GR.4 Starting weapon 12
YF-23 Black Widow II 53,200 10

Gallery

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War

"This weapon releases numerous bomblets from its body, damaging targets in a long strip of ground along its direction of travel."
― Hangar

Aircraft

Aircraft Ammo
Tornado GR.1 10

Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies

"Bomblet Dispenser: potent anti-surface weapon which uses multiple bomblets for a large coverage area."
― Hangar

Aircraft

Aircraft Price Ammo
Tornado IDS Starting weapon 12
X-02 Wyvern 240,000 24

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