Number Type 2 50 Model 1 GP(SAP) (500 kg)
The Number Type 2 50 Model 1 GP(SAP) is a Japanese 500 kg semi-armour piercing bomb, features a relatively small explosive filler, but having an ability to penetrate inside the enemy vessels through up to 77 mm of steel. It can cause severe damage, but requires a much higher precision than conventional bombs.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
Tell us about the tactical and technical characteristics of the bomb.
The Number Type 2 50 Model 1 GP(SAP) is different than most of the other bombs used by the naval bombers in that it penetrates into the target and then blows up doing the high-explosive damage. It retains ability to penetrate the target even if it hits the water next to the hull, allowing the bomb to dive directly into the boilers or magazines.
The small explosive filler of the Model 1 GP(SAP) means that the near-misses will cause minimal damage, if any at all.
Comparison with analogues
The closest Japanese peer is the Navy Type Number 50 Model 2 (500 kg), featuring a 227.7 kg TNT filler instead of the 85.93 kg TNT equivalent in the Model 1 GP(SAP).
Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
- Ability to penetrate directly into the magazines
- Small explosive filler
- Minimal to no damage from near-misses
- Requires extreme precision
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- Japan Bombs General Information - General information on Japanese bombs descriptions, markings and construction
- Japanese Explosive Ordnance (Bombs, Bomb Fuzes, Land Mines, Grenades, Firing Devices And Sabotage Devices) - page 55
- OP-1667 Japanese Explosive Ordnance - page 58