H.C. 4,000 lb Mk.II (4,000 lb)
Write an introduction to the article in 2-3 small paragraphs. Briefly tell us about the history of the development and combat using the weaponry and also about its features. Compile a list of air, ground, or naval vehicles that feature this weapon system in the game.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
- Canberra B Mk 2
- Lancaster B Mk I
- Lancaster B Mk III
- Wellington Mk Ic
- Wellington Mk Ic/L
- Wellington Mk III
- Wellington Mk X
|Mass||1,782.6 kg (3,930 lbs)|
|Explosive mass||1,339 kg|
|TNT equivalent||1,339 kg|
|HE max penetration||178 mm|
|Armour destruction radius||39 m|
|Fragment dispersion radius||251 m|
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
The 4,000 lb "cookie" bomb is best used to destroy bases. In later appearances of this weapon such as the Lancaster, it can destroy a normal base but may struggle on maps with respawning bases. It can be used for airfield bombing although multiple bombs will be required. It can also be used to bomb vehicle columns although this is not advised unless at low altitude to assure a direct hit.
This bomb can be used for the large scale destruction of clustered armoured targets. If used at its lowest BR, it will face mostly light vehicles, increasing its potency.
Pros and cons
- Large explosive radius
- Effective against armoured targets
- Significantly hinders flight performance
- Only 1 or 2 bombs per bomber
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