PC 1400 X (1,400 kg)

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The PC 1400 X guided bomb, nicknamed Fritz X.

The 1,400 kg PC 1400 X is a German manually-guided gliding bomb. It was introduced in Update 1.77 "Advancing Storm".

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

The Fritz-X is a guided armour-piercing gliding bomb weighing circa 1.5 tons, with an explosive payload of 320 kg. It was equipped with a stabilizer and fins as well as a set of radio equipment. The bomb trajectory could be tracked visually from the launching bomber through the bomb sight (bright tracing lights lit up in the tail section of the bomb after launch) and corrected by radio signal using a special joystick. It was mainly used as an anti-ship weapon.

Bomb characteristics
Guidance MCLOS
Mass 1,570 kg
Explosive mass 320 kg
Explosive type Amatol
TNT equivalent 320 kg
HE max penetration 98 mm
Armour destruction radius 14 m
Fragment dispersion radius 100 m

Effective damage

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Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • Bomb can be guided into the target
  • Good for high altitude bombing cruisers and large slow-moving targets
  • Very effective against capital ships as it can be used from outside of their anti-aircraft range


  • Relatively small warhead (comparable to a normal 500 kg bomb)


The PC 1400 X was nicknamed "Fritz X", becoming the first precision guided munition used in combat. The Fritz X entered active service on 21 July 1943 against targets in a Sicilian harbour, but without any confirmed kill. The biggest success of the weapon was sinking of the Littorio-class battleship Roma on 8 September 1943 by scoring 2 direct hits and causing magazine explosion. The bomb used MCLOS guiding (Manual Command to Line Of Sight) via radio link. Approximately 1,400 were built.



See also

Other WWII guided weapons:

External links

Guided bombs
1,092 lb  GBU-16 Paveway II
505 kg  AGM-62A Walleye I
510 kg  AGM-62A Walleye I ER
2,000 lb  GBU-8 · GBU-15(V)1/B
957 kg  GBU-10 Paveway II
1,400 kg  PC 1400 X (Fritz X)
500 kg  KAB-500Kr · KAB-500Kr-E · KAB-500L
277 kg  GBU-12 Paveway II
546 kg  Mk.13
2,000 lb  GBU-24 Paveway III
250 kg  GB250
500 kg  GB-500J
1,000 kg  GB-1000J
400 kg  BGL-400
970 kg  BGL-1000
See also  List of unguided bombs · List of retarded bombs