SC250JA (250 kg)
The 250 kg SC250JA is a German aerial-dropped bomb used by the majority of their aircraft. The designation translates to Sprengbombe Cylindrisch (ENG: High explosive bomb cylindrical), weighing 250 kg, model JA indicating a one-piece construction of forged steel.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
|Explosive mass||125 kg|
|TNT equivalent||125 kg|
|HE max penetration||82 mm|
|Armour destruction radius||7 m|
|Fragment dispersion radius||121 m|
It is powerful enough to destroy armoured targets such as tanks and pillboxes, but many are needed to destroy bases because of the relatively low explosive mass.
Comparison with analogues
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Usage in battles
Fighters and strike aircraft carrying only one or a few SC250JA bombs should usually attack ground targets instead of bases.
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The SC250JA was a German aerial-dropped bomb used during World War II. Developed by the Luftwaffe, it was part of a family of general-purpose bombs and played a significant role in the German bombing campaign. The "SC" in its designation stands for "Sprengbombe Cylindrisch," which translates to "cylindrical high-explosive bomb" in English. These bombs typically had a cylindrical body and were filled with explosives.
The SC250JA had a weight of 250 kilograms, making it a medium-sized bomb in the Luftwaffe's arsenal. It was employed in various roles, including strategic bombing missions against enemy cities and industrial targets, as well as tactical strikes on military installations and infrastructure. These bombs were often carried by German bombers, such as the Junkers Ju 88 and Heinkel He 111.
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- [ibiblio.org] TM 9-1985 German Explosive Ordnance (Bombs, Fuzes, Rockets, Land Mines, Grenades and Igniters (PDF)