Weapons Systems

Russian FAB1500 Gliding Bombs Hit Hard

These 1.5 ton bombs are causing real difficulties for Ukrainian forces and there’s a 3 ton version on the way

James Marinero, MSc, MBA
7 min readApr 6, 2024

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Weapons Systems: Russian FAB1500 Gliding Bombs — these 1.5 ton bombs are causing real difficulties for Ukrainian forces and there’s a 3 ton version on the way
FAB500 gliding bomb on launch pylon Source: YouTube screenshot (Interesting Productions)

Russia’s use of gliding bombs in Ukraine has significantly impacted the course of the war. These weapons, essentially old-style iron bombs retrofitted with wings and…

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James Marinero, MSc, MBA
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