Navy Type 97 Number 6 (60 kg)

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Description

A side view of a Navy Type 97 in flight

The Navy Type 97 Number 6 (60 kg) is a Japanese general-purpose bomb. Japanese bombs are similar to Italian bombs in regards to construction as multiple components are either screwed, riveted or welded together as opposed to being a one-piece construction. The bomb is filled with 23 kg of TNT.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Vehicles equipped with this weapon
Fighters 
A6M2  A6M2 · ␗A6M2 · A6M2 mod. 11 · A6M2-N
A6M3  A6M3 · A6M3 mod. 22 · A6M3 mod. 22Ko
A6M5  A6M5 · A6M5 Ko · A6M5 otsu
A7M  A7M1 (NK9H) · A7M2
J2M  J2M2 · J2M3 · J2M4 Kai · J2M5 · J2M5
J6K  J6K1
J7W  J7W1
N1K  N1K1-Ja · N1K1 · N1K2-J · N1K2-Ja
Twin-engine fighters  J1N1
Bombers  B5N2 · B6N1 Model 11 · B6N2 Model 12 · B6N2a Model 12Ko · B7A2
  D3A1 · D4Y2 · D4Y3 Ko · F1M2 · G4M1 · G5N1 · G8N1 · H6K4 · H8K2 · H8K3

General info

The main body of the bomb is divided into 3 separate sections, the nose, the middle, and the tail section. The bomb is mostly painted in light grey

The nose is painted dark green, and on the very top of the nose is the nose fuse. Past the green is the start of a thin red band that around to the opposite side of the bomb.

On top of the middle section is where the suspension lug is, and 3/4 into the middle section, a thick blue band can be seen, which goes around the whole bomb. The middle section is the second largest section of the Type 97.

The tail section of the Type 97 is the largest section, comprising of four metal fins that are above or below the red band. The fins are joined together by a single dark green box assembly tail, finishing the bomb.

Effective damage

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Comparison with analogues

Comparable bombs to Navy Type 97 Number 6 (60 kg)
Name Mass Explosive mass Explosive Armour Pen. Destruction radius Frag. radius
AN-M30A1 100 lb 24.5 kg Amatol 79 mm 2.1 m 67.3 m
FAB-50 64 kg 24 kg TNT 79 mm 2.1 m 68.6 m
SC50JA 50 kg 25 kg Fp.60/40 80 mm 2.1 m 70.1 m
GP 50 (50 kg) 59.3 kg 29.2 kg Amatol 83 mm 2.4 m 78.3 m
Type 94 GPHE 50 kg 19.6 kg TNT 74 mm 1.8 m 62.5 m
G.A.M.Mn 50 50 kg 28.5 kg M.Mn 82 mm 2.4 m 77.1 m
D.T. No.2 55.7 kg 19.9 kg TNT 73 mm 2.1 m 67.4 m

Usage in battles

The Navy Type 97 is best used for ground attacking lightly armoured targets such as armoured cars and mobile AAA. It is also advisable to use them against light tanks and howitzers/artillery guns, as well as static AAA. It can also easily destroy landing craft and gunboats.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Can be equipped by most Japanese aircraft to perform low-level ground attack
  • Lightweight and can multiple can be equipped at one time
  • Highly effective against mobile AAA and armoured cars

Cons:

  • Individually weak
  • Less effective against hardened targets and bases

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Bombs
USA 
100 lb  AN-M30A1
250 lb  AN-M57 · LDGP Mk 81
500 lb  AN-M64A1 · LDGP Mk 82
750 lb  M117 cone 45 · M117 cone 90
1,000 lb  AN-M65A1 · AN-M65A1 Fin M129 · LDGP Mk 83
1,600 lb  AN-Mk 1
2,000 lb  AN-M66A2 · LDGP Mk 84
3,000 lb  M118
Germany 
10 kg  SD10C
50 kg  SC50JA
250 kg  SC250JA
500 kg  SC500K
1,000 kg  SC1000L2
1,400 kg  PC 1400 X (Fritz X)
1,800 kg  SC1800B
USSR 
25 kg  AO-25M-1
50 kg  FAB-50
100 kg  FAB-100 · OFAB-100
250 kg  FAB-250M43 · OFAB-250-270
500 kg  FAB-500 · FAB-500M-54
1,000 kg  FAB-1000
1,500 kg  FAB-1500M-46
3,000 kg  FAB-3000M-46
5,000 kg  FAB-5000
Britain 
250 lb  G.P. Mk.IV
500 lb  G.P. Mk.IV · H.E. M.C. Mk.II
1,000 lb  G.P. Mk.I · M.C. 1,000 lb Mk.I
4,000 lb  H.C. 4,000 lb Mk.II
Japan 
Army 
50 kg  Type 94 GPHE
100 kg  Type 94 GPHE
250 kg  Type 92 GPHE
500 kg  Type 92 GPHE
Navy 
60 kg  Type 97 Number 6
250 kg  Type 98 Number 25 · Type Number 25 Model 2
500 kg  Type Number 50 Model 2 · Number Type 2 50 Model 1 GP(SAP)
800 kg  Type 99 Number 80 AP · Type Number 80 Model 1
Foreign 
750 lb  JM117 cone 45
Italy 
50 kg  GP 50
100 kg  GP 100 · SAP 100
250 kg  GP 250
500 kg  GP 500
800 kg  GP 800
France 
50 kg  D.T. No.2 · G.A. MMN. 50 · Type 61C
100 kg  No.1
200 kg  No.1
250 kg  Matra 25E · SAMP Type 25
400 kg  SAMP Type 21
500 kg  No.2
Sweden 
50 kg  mb m/37AT · sb m/42 · sb m/47 · Model 1938
100 kg  Model 1938
120 kg  sb m/61
250 kg  mb m/40 · mb m/50
500 kg  mb m/41 · mb m/56
600 kg  mb m/50