GP 100T (100 kg)
The 100 kg GP 100T is an Italian aircraft bomb.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
|Vehicles equipped with this weapon|
|Fighters||G.55 sottoserie 0 · G.55 serie 1 · G.55S · G.56|
|Re.2000 G.A. · Re.2001 CB · Re.2002 Early · Re.2005 serie 0|
|Twin-engine fighters||Ro.57 Quadriarma|
|Attackers||Ba.65 (K.14) L · Breda 88 (P.XI) · F.C.20 Bis|
|SM.91 · SM.92|
|BR.20||B.R.20DR · B.R.20M M1|
|Ju-87||▄Ju 87 D-3|
|P.108||P.108B serie 1 · P.108B serie 2|
|S.M.79||S.M.79 serie 1 · ▀S.M.79 serie 1 · ▀S.M.79 serie 4 · S.M.79 serie 8 · ▀S.M.79 serie 8 · S.M.79 AS · ▀S.M.79 AS · ▀S.M.79 bis/N · S.M.79 bis/T.M · ▀S.M.79 bis/T.M · S.M.79 B · ▀S.M.79 B|
|Z.1007||Z.1007 bis serie 3 · Z.1007 bis serie 5|
The GP 100T bomb is the most common bomb on Italian aircraft from ranks I to IV, it is a multipurpose bomb since half of its weight is pure TNT making it a great choice for bombing bases or attacking ground targets.
The GP 100T bomb weighs 100 kg with 50.6 kg of TNT and an armour destruction radius of 5 metres and 100 metres of fragmentation damage.
Comparison with analogues
This bomb is similar to the American 250 lb AN-M57 bomb, which has an armour destruction radius of 4 metres and 103 metres of fragmentation damage.
Usage in battles
It's not the best bomb to destroy bases but is usually the stock loadout for bombers. It is more suited for soft (AA emplacement, artillery position, MG nest) and lightly-armoured ground targets (tanks, light pillboxes), making it best suited for attackers.
It small weight makes it an option for fighters. This allows to perform ground attack and then focus on air superiority. Attackers can carry several GP 100T bombs.
Pros and cons
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- Can be carried by fighters, making a viable option for ground attack in mixed battles
- Small explosive mass
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