The U.S. Navy showed the new F/A-18E Block III Super Hornet fighter with a very unusual "bomb" suspended under the wing.
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The U.S. Navy's 25th Fighter Squadron, which is stationed at Lemoore Air Force Base in California, has published several photos of the F/A-18E Block III Super Hornet with a toilet bowl as a bomb. The "toilet bomb" actually has an interesting origin story.
In late October 1965, the 25th Squadron, also known as VA-25, dropped 6 million bombs on the Vietnamese enemies. It was therefore decided to celebrate the anniversary in an unusual way. One of the servicemen managed to get an ordinary toilet on board the Midway in the middle of the South China Sea. Specialists were able to develop a special design that allowed a "ceramic bomb" to be attached to the wing of an A-1 Skyraider attack aircraft.
The unusual strike against Vietnamese enemy positions was carried out by Commander Clarence W. Stoddard, Jr. on November 4, 1965. Upon reaching the target point in the Mekong Delta, the pilot of the A-1 Skyraider attack aircraft read out a list of munitions ready to be dropped. "Toilet bomb" was codenamed Sani-Flush (the name of a toilet bowl cleaner). During the drop, the toilet bowl almost hit an overflying American airplane.
The Air Force command saw an unusual falling object. Initially the command was not happy with such an initiative, but later the story generated many jokes about the use of bacteriological weapons.
Source: The Drive