BLU-3 Pineapple was a cluster bomblet, 360 were deployed from the CBU-2A cluster bomb. It was used extensively in the Vietnam War by American forces. It was named "Pineapple" because of its appearance.
The BLU-3/B 'Pineapple' was a fragmentation bomblet for use against personnel and unarmored targets. After release from the aerial dispenser, the bomblet was stabilized by six pop-out drag vanes. It detonated on impact, and dispersed 250 high-velocity steel pellets.
- Length: 3.75 inches (95 mm); with vanes extended:6.7 inches (170 mm)
- Diameter: 2.75 inches (70 mm)
- Weight: 1.75 pounds (794 g)
- Warhead: 0.35 pounds (160 g) Cyclotol embedded with 200 steel pellets.
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