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    I found this thread recently, searching info about Gladeye dispenser. Most my information is from China Lake Alumni website. There’s even an „Download and Video” page http://www.chinalakealumni.org/Download.htm and, on this page, link to document entitled „Gladeye”. Unfortunately I can’t download it (as a most documents from this page – maybe they are removed for any reason?).

    The dispenser section that is described as carrying napalm is filled with butterfly bombs, not napalm.
    Thank you HAZORD, you are right! There are clearly M83 Butterfly Bombs. I saw this photo long time ago, when I searching info about Lazy Dog, so I don’t pay much attention to other canister. According to bomblet length there was probably two layers of 10 bombs each in canister. As the Gladeye dispenser contain 7 such canister, a total number of bomblets was probably 140.

    An idea to drop M83s from Gladeye looks interesting. Maybe it would be possible to set their time fuzes for airburst? AFAIK in drop-type cluster bombs like M29 it wasn’t allowed for not enough accurate timing of cluster opened fuze (bomblets could exploded too high).

    A picture of napalm bomb for Gladeye is also on China Lake Alumni webpage. Napalm bomb has a dimensions of whole canister, so Gladeye could contain 7 of them.

    Lazy Dog bombardment was a part of China Lake weapons show for US President J.F.Kennedy in July 1963. Two A-4 Skyhawks each with two Gladeyes attack a target – mock-up troop column on the road. In such configuration Gladeye contain 35.000 Lazy Dogs of .41 diameter (that means 5000 in each container).

    According to Norman Friedman (author of US Naval Weapons) the Gladeye Mk17 could carry 330 M40 submunitions.
    I think it’s a little mistake. Firstly, 330 not divided by 7 so maybe It would be 350? Secondly, M40 grenades were quite small. I don’t know exact dimensions of Gladeye, but a SUU-30 cluster – slightly shorter probably but with a little greater diameter – could contain 2025 such grenades. So I think there was probably 330 bomblets in each canister and 2310 in whole Gladeye dispenser.

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    I managed to download the file and have added it into the downloads section http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/downlo...do=file&id=706

    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by military EOD personnel .



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