Information

Serial Code Fragments:

Mk-84 1000kg 631021003 430

Confirmed Company:

General Dynamics


Victims:

0

Location:

Gaza City,
Palestine


Date:

18.05.2021


Map:

G2

Type of weapon

Mark 84 bomb


Source

Ruptly

About

An unexploded MK 84 Tritonal bomb has landed in a residential area in the al-Rimal neighbourhood. Resident Naseem Abu al-Qamber had gone to check on his house on Tuesday, when he found the missile, which had been dropped by an Israeli F-16 fighter jet. He said the fuse has been removed, but the missile cannot be extracted at the moment. "We called the explosives unit to tell them about this missile. They came and extracted the fuse, but the rocket was still present, and the danger is still present. They told us after the end of the conflict, or a temporary calm, they will remove it because it needs large equipment," said Naseem Abu al-Qamber. The missile weighs roughly 1000 kilograms (over 2200 pounds). MK 84s are able to leave 15 metre (50 feet) wide and 11 metre (36 feet) deep craters, whilst also capable of penetrating through metal and concrete. Reported by Ruptly.

Images of the bomb were widely spread thorught social media showing kids sitting on it or an artist painting it as seen on the image before.

Images of the bomb were widely spread thorught social media showing kids sitting on it or an artist painting it as seen on the image before.

More images of the location and people living in the neighborhood.

Video Footage by RUPTLY talking to Naseem Abu Al Qamber the owneer of his destroyed house.

Bomb laying in front of the door to his house.

It is confirmed that the Mk-84 bomb was dropped by a Israeli F-16 fighter aircraft. The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is a fighter aircraft which was manufactured in the past by General Dynamics. In the 90s General Dynamics sold its aircraft manufacturing business to Lockheed Martin, since then the F-16 has been manufactured by them.

Mark 84 or BLU-117 is an American general-purpose bomb. Designed in the 1970s and still manufactured till this day by General Dynamics. The serial code on the side are placed the same way as the remnant.

MK-80 Series of bombs by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems which is part of the General Dynamics Corporation here advertising the bomb on their website. Unfortunately the pdf documents of the bombs have been put offline.

Defence Industry Daily reported in 2007 that Israel requested various US bombs and precision guidance kits. Included in this list the Mk82 and Mk84 by General Dynamics. This article is from 2007 but those trade still happen today under the administration of Biden.