|Primary Function:||500-pound free-fall, general purpose bomb - blast and fragmentation|
|Range:||Varies by method of employment|
The Mk82 series was developed in the 1950s, in response to the US Air Force's want of a more aerodynamic bomb. In that way, it is known as an LDGB (Low Drag General Purpose Bomb). It was used to great effect mainly in the Persian Gulf War.