AO-25M-1 (25 kg)
The 25 kg AO-25M-1 is a Soviet air-dropped bomb.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
- IL-2 (1941)
- IL-2 (1942)
- IL-2 M-82
- IL-2M type 3
- IL-2M "Avenger"
- IL-2M (1943)
- Su-6 (AM-42)
- Su-6 (M-71F)
With and explosive mass of only 3.7 kg with a maximum penetration of 37 mm, making it almost unfit against medium and heavy tanks, unless dropped accurately upon the tank or in cluster. Its low explosive mass and penetration means it is best used for bombing light targets like SPAAs and light tanks.
Describe the type of damage produced by this type of bomb (high explosive, splash damage, etc)
Comparison with analogues
Give a comparative description of bombs that have firepower equal to this weapon.
Usage in battles
It can be used against SPAAs, artillery positions, MG nests, or armoured cars. Its low explosive mass and penetration make it useless against most armoured targets and bases.
Pros and cons
Summarise and briefly evaluate the weaponry in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark pros and cons as a list.
- Very light and available to carry in relatively large quantities
- Good for destroying light targets like SPAAs
- It has a tiny explosive filler, meaning it is useless for bombing enemy bases
- It has a maximum penetration of 37 mm, making it near useless against medium and heavy tanks
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