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A U.S. Navy F-14A Tomcat releases a GBU-24B/B Hard Target Penetrator Laser-Guided Bomb while in a in a 45-degree dive during ordnance separation testing on May 10, 1996.  The Navy is conducting the tests at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., as part of an air-to-ground development program to support clearance for use of the weapon in the fleet  by F-14 Tomcats.  This Tomcat is assigned to the Strike Aircraft Test Squadron at Patuxent River.  DoD photo by Vernon Pugh.

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