Navy Type 97 Number 6 (60 kg)
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|
|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|
|N1K||N1K1-Ja · N1K1 · N1K2-J · N1K2-Ja|
|Bombers||B5N2 · B6N1 Model 11 · B6N2 Model 12 · B6N2a Model 12Ko · B7A2|
|D3A1 · D4Y2 · D4Y3 Ko · F1M2 · G4M1 · G5N1 · G8N1 · H6K4 · H8K2 · H8K3|
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.
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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
- 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
- Individually weak
- Less effective against hardened targets and bases
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A B7A2 dropping its payload of Navy Type 97 bombs.
An A6M3 with a Type 97 bomb mounted on each wing.
- General information on Japanese bombs descriptions, markings and construction.
- Army Type 94 GPHE (50 kg), the IJAAS's counterpart to the Navy Type 97.
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