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BLU-80/B Bigeye

Bigeye was a tri-service, safe-to-handle binary chemical weapon. When employed, Bigeye was designed to delay and disrupt airfields, troops and logistical lifelines by forcing an enemy into a chemical protective posture. The Bigeye metal parts contract was awarded in June 1988 for the procurement of production-representative operational test units, trainers and Safe Separation Test Vehicles.


Prime Contractor: The Marquardt Company
Weight: 595 pounds
Length:7 feet, 6 inches
Diameter: 13.25 inches
Wing Span: 1 foot, 5.25 inches
Guidance: None
Control: None
Autopilot: None
Propulsion: None
Warhead: VX Agent Weight: 180 pounds

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