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What does GP Bomb stand for?

GP Bomb stands for General Purpose Bomb (weapon)

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6m AIRCREW: 2 RANGE: 460 miles - extended by air to air refuelling WEAPONS: Storm Shadow, Brimstone, ALARM (Air Launched Anti-Radar Missile), AIM-9 Sidewinder, Paveway II, Paveway III, Enhanced Paveway, General Purpose Bombs, Mauser 27mm CAPTION(S): A-OK Chris in the cockpit before flight BOTTOMS UP Chris did a backflip during Tornado flight MISSION READY Wing Cmdr Brian James and Chris after their flight THRILL Chris before his flight the
Weapons: Storm Shadow, Brimstone, ALARM, AIM-9 Sidewinder, Paveway II, Paveway III, Enhanced Paveway, General Purpose Bombs, Mauser 27mm cannon Cyprus and Germany A squadron of RAF E3D Sentry Awacs aircraft, which carry out surveillance from high altitudes and a squadron of Sentinel R1 aircraft which use radar "ground moving target indicator" systems to track vehicles and individuals on land.
According to information available from the PAC Kamra, the aircraft is capable of carrying some of the most modern and conventional weapons, including 70-100 Km range Beyond Visual Range missiles, infra red short range missiles, Air to sea missiles anti-radiation missiles, laser guided weapons, programmable delays cluster bombs runway penetration bombs, general purpose bombs and 23 mm double barrel gun.
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] During the same deployment a crew was in a hurry downloading International Standardization Organization (ISO) containers filled with MK-82 general purpose bombs.
But in recent days the Harriers have reverted to using old-fashioned general purpose bombs, which are dropped through clouds at targets pinpointed by Nato intelligence.