💣 Bombs

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Bombs are the one of the three explosive payloads a plane can carry into battle. Various Nations have different bomb payloads that can be used for their aircraft.

See also Torpedoes or Rockets for the other explosive payloads.

Mechanics

The bomb can cause damage via two methods:

  • Blast effect - The most visible and direct damage method from the explosion. The explosive blast wave has the greatest damage within the bomb's blast radius.
  • Fragmentation - The damage caused by the bomb shell projectiles from the explosion. The fragmentation radius is a lot wider than that of the explosive blast, but can cause less damage and in random amount as only a set number of fragments occur and they fly in random directions.

Area effect

The area of damage that a bomb causes can be divided to four sections: The epicenter, inner blast radius, outer blast radius, and the fragmentation radius.

  • The epicenter of the blast is only the smallest of the area and can be said to be the exact area where the bomb has fallen. However, the bomb's explosive blast and fragmentation are effectively at its maximum towards any targets within it.
  • The inner blast radius is the area around the epicenter. Though already weaker in the damages and armour-piercing capabilities compared to the epicenter, the damages can still cause significant damages to targets. The majority of bomb destruction are done within this radius.
  • The outer blast radius is the wider area around the blast up to the end border. In this area, the damages are significantly weaker than the inner radius and epicenter. In this radius, damages to targets are typically mild and could only seriously damage certain components such as the tracks.
  • The fragmentation radius is the furthest extent of the bomb's damage potential, taking into account the distance the bomb fragments can fly out. However, at this distance, the fragmentation damage and piercing potential are at its minimum, and can only pose a threat to soft targets such as exposed crew members.


Comparison table

Here is a chart current as of 1.59

(WARNING: The specific values on this chart are now outdated. Some are and or may be false.)

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Nation Mass (nominal) Name Caliber Drag   Damage  
  Rating  
  Radius     Pen     Damage  
  Rating  
  Radius     Pen  
Bomb properties High explosive Fragmentation
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Germany
1,000 kg SC 1000L2 450 33 360.4 30m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
250 kg SC 250Ja 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
50 kg SC 50Ja 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
500 kg SC 500K 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
10 kg SD 10C 152 0.8 0.3 5m 8mm 0 15m 5mm
10 kg SD 10a 152 0.8 0.5 5m 10mm 0 15m 5mm
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Japan
250 kg mod.25 mk 2 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
500 kg mod. 50 mk 2 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
800 kg mod. 80 mk 1 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
250 kg Type 92 mod. 25 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
500 kg Type 92 mod. 50 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
100 kg Type 94 mod. 10 267 9.3 0.9 6m 75mm 102.3 45m 12mm
50 kg Army Type 94 mod. 5 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
60 kg Type 97 mod. 6 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
250 kg Type 98 mod.25 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
800kg Type 99 mod. 25 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
800 kg Navy Type 99 No. 80 mod. 1 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
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USSR
100 kg FAB-100 267 9.3 0.9 6m 75mm 102.3 45m 12mm
1,000 kg FAB-1000 450 33 360.4 30m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
250 kg FAB-250M-43 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
50 kg FAB-50 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
500 kg FAB-500 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
1,500 kg FAB-1500M-46 450 33 2452.7 70m 450mm 94.4 150m 15mm
3,000 kg FAB-3000M-46 450 33 8493.2 100m 500mm 94.4 150m 15mm
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Britain
453 kg 1000 lb GP 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
453 kg 1000 lb GP mk 1 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
453 kg 1000 lb MC mk 1 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
113.4 kg 250 lb 267 0 5.4 13m 78mm 100.6 48m 12mm
113.4 kg 250 lb 43 267 0 5.4 13m 78mm 100.6 48m 12mm
113.4 kg 250 lb late 267 0 5.4 13m 78mm 100.6 48m 12mm
226.8 kg 500 lb 285 16.9 15.7 16m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
226.8 kg 500 lb 43 285 16.9 15.7 16m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
1,815 kg mk 2 Cookie 450 100 4955.1 80m 400mm 87.6 200m 15mm
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USA
453.6 kg 1000lb AN-M65 cone 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
453.6 kg 1000 lb AN-M65A1 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
45.4 kg 100 lb AN-M30A1 152 4.3 1 8m 50mm 51.3 40m 10mm
907.2 kg 2000 lb AN-M66A2 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
113.4 kg 250 lb AN-M57 267 9.3 4.1 12m 75mm 102.3 45m 12mm
226.8 kg 500 lb AN-M64A1 285 16.9 15.7 16m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
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France
kg 100 kg No. 1 m mm m mm
kg 200 kg No. 1 m mm m mm
kg 500 kg No. 2 m mm m mm

United States

Nation Name, type Mass (kg) Caliber (diameter) Filler, type TNT equiv. Max. APHE effect Max. destruction radius Shrapnel radius
Icon-country-usa.png AN-M30A1 100 lb GP bomb, 45.8 kg GP bomb 45.8 kg 207 mm 24.5 kg Amatol 24.5 kg 79 mm 3.5 m 69 m
Icon-country-usa.png AN-M57 250 lb GP bomb, 108.8 kg GP bomb 108.8 kg 274 mm 55.5 kg Amatol 55.5 kg 92 mm 5.6 m 104 m
Icon-country-usa.png AN-M64A1 500 lb GP bomb, 223 kg GP bomb 223.0 kg 360 mm 118.8 kg Amatol 118.8 kg 100 mm 8.0 m 120 m
Icon-country-usa.png AN-M65A1 1,000 lb GP bomb, 439.6 kg GP bomb 439.6 kg 477 mm 240.4 kg Amatol 240.4 kg 113 mm 16.0 m 140 m
Icon-country-usa.png AN-M65A1 1,000 lb GP bomb (M129 Fin), 453.6 kg GP bomb 453.6 kg 477 mm 240.4 kg Amatol 240.4 kg 113 mm 16.0 m 140 m
Icon-country-usa.png AN-M66A2 2,000 lb GP bomb, 907.2 kg GP bomb 907.2 kg 591 mm 535.6 kg Amatol 535.6 kg 159 mm 19.0 m 200 m

Germany

Nation Name, type Mass (kg) Caliber (diameter) Filler, type TNT equiv. Max. APHE effect Max. destruction radius Shrapnel radius
Icon-country-der.png SD 10C, 10 kg Anti-Personnel bomb 10 kg 76 mm 0.75 kg TNT 0.75 kg 11 mm 0.5 m 16 m
Icon-country-der.png SC 50Ja, 50 kg GP bomb 50 kg 203 mm 25 kg Fp 60/40 25.00 kg 80 mm 2.0 m 70 m
Icon-country-der.png SC 250Ja, 250 kg GP bomb 250 kg 368 mm 125 kg Fp 60/40 125.00 kg 101 mm 5.0 m 121 m
Icon-country-der.png SC 500K, 500 kg GP bomb 500 kg 457 mm 260 kg Fp 60/40 260.00 kg 116 mm 11.0 m 143 m
Icon-country-der.png SC 1000L2, 1,000 kg GP bomb 1000 kg 660 mm 600 kg Fp 60/40 600.00 kg 175 mm 21.0 m 207 m
Icon-country-der.png SC 1800B Satan, 1,800 kg GP bomb 1,832 kg 660 mm 1,000 kg Fp 60/40 1,000.00 kg 238 mm 34.0 m 229 m
Icon-country-der.png FX 1400 Fritz-X, 1,400 kg AP bomb 1,500 kg 660 mm 1,000 kg Fp 60/40 320.00 kg 101 mm 5.0 m 121 m


Soviet Union

Nation Name, type Mass (kg) Filler, type TNT equiv. Max. APHE effect Max. destruction radius Shrapnel radius
Icon-country-sov.png AO-25M1, 25 kg fragmentation bomb 25 kg 3.7 kg TNT 3.7 kg 37 mm 29 m
Icon-country-sov.png FAB-50, 50 kg GP bomb 64 kg 24 kg TNT 24.0 kg 79 mm 2 m 69 m
Icon-country-sov.png FAB-100, 100 kg GP bomb 114 kg 38 kg TNT 38.0 kg 89 mm 3 m 96 m
Icon-country-sov.png FAB-250M43, 250 kg GP bomb 225 kg 120 kg TNT 120.0 kg 97 mm 5 m 114 m
Icon-country-sov.png OFAB-250-270, 250 kg bomb 250 kg 97 kg TNT 97.0 kg 100 mm 5 m 120 m
Icon-country-sov.png FAB-500, 500 kg GP bomb (welded) 501 kg 234.9 kg TNT 234.9 kg 113 mm 10 m 139 m
Icon-country-sov.png FAB-1000, 1,000 kg bomb (welded) 1,020 kg 485 kg TNT 485.0 kg 148 mm 18 m 196 m
Icon-country-sov.png FAB-1500M46, 1,500 kg GP bomb 1,400 kg 675 kg TNT 675.0 kg 194 mm 23 m 212 m
Icon-country-sov.png FAB-3000M46, 3,000 kg GP bomb 2,983 kg 1,400 kg TNT 1,400.0 kg 288 mm 48 m 260 m
Icon-country-sov.png FAB-5000, 5,000 kg GP bomb 5,080 kg 3,361 kg TNT 3,361.0 kg 347 mm 101 m 300 m

Britain

Nation Name, type Mass (kg) Filler, type TNT equiv. Max. APHE effect Max. destruction radius Shrapnel radius
Icon-country-gbr.png 250 lb GP bomb Mk IV, 113.4 kg GP bomb 113.4 kg 30.7 kg TNT 30.7 kg 84 mm 3 m 81 m
Icon-country-gbr.png 500 lb GP bomb Mk IV, 226.8 kg GP bomb 226.8 kg 65.5 kg TNT 65.5 kg 93 mm 4 m 81 m
Icon-country-gbr.png 1,000 lb MC bomb Mk I, 453.6 kg MC bomb 453.6 kg 226.7 kg RDX/TNT (4/6) 290.18 kg 119 mm 13 m 148 m
Icon-country-gbr.png 4,000 lb HC bomb Mk II Cookie, 1,814.37 kg HC bomb 1,814.37 kg 1,339 kg Amatol 1,339 kg 280 mm 46 m 251 m

Japan

Imperial Japanese Navy Air Force

Nation Name, type Mass (kg) Filler, type TNT equiv. Max. APHE effect Max. destruction radius Shrapnel radius
Icon-country-jap.png 60 kg Navy Type 97 No. 6 bomb, 60 kg bomb 60 kg 23 kg TNT 23 kg 78 mm 2 m 67 m
Icon-country-jap.png 250 kg Navy Type 98 No. 25 bomb, 250 kg bomb 242 kg 95 kg TNT 95 kg 97 mm 5 m 114 m
Icon-country-jap.png 250 kg Navy Type 98 No. 25 Mod. 2 bomb, 250 kg bomb 253 kg 104 kg TNT 104 kg 98 mm 5 m 116 m
Icon-country-jap.png 500 kg Navy Type No. 50 Mod. 2 bomb, 500 kg bomb 507 kg 207 kg TNT 207 kg 110 mm 9 m 135 m
Icon-country-jap.png 800 kg Navy Type 99 No. 80 Mod. 1 bomb, 800 kg bomb 800 kg 390 kg TNT 390 kg 134 mm 16 m 173 m
Icon-country-jap.png 800 kg Navy Type 99 No. 80 bomb, 800 kg AP bomb 800 kg 30.1 kg TNT 30.1 kg 83 mm 3 m 45 m

Imperial Japanese Army Air Force

Nation Name, type Mass (kg) Filler, type TNT equiv. Max. APHE effect Max. destruction radius Shrapnel radius
Icon-country-jap.png 50 kg Army Type 94 bomb, 50 kg GP bomb 50 kg 19.6 kg TNT 19.6 kg 74 mm 2 m 63 m
Icon-country-jap.png 100 kg Army Type 94 bomb, 100 kg GP bomb 100 kg 46 kg TNT 46 kg 91 mm 3 m 102 m
Icon-country-jap.png 250 kg Army Type 92 bomb, 250 kg GP bomb 250 kg 104 kg TNT 104 kg 98 mm 5 m 116 m
Icon-country-jap.png 500 kg Army Type 92 bomb, 500 kg GP bomb 500 kg 223 kg TNT 223 kg 111 mm 10 m 137 m

Italy

Nation Name, type Mass (kg) Filler, type TNT equiv. Max. APHE effect Max. destruction radius Shrapnel radius
Icon-country-koi.png BA da 50 kg, 50 kg GP bomb 58 kg 25 kg TNT 25 kg 80 mm 2 m 70 m
Icon-country-koi.png BA da 100 kg, 100 kg GP bomb 100 kg 50.6 kg TNT 50.6 kg 91 mm 4 m 103 m
Icon-country-koi.png 100 kg SAP bomb 109 kg 27.3 kg TNT 27.3 kg 82 mm 2 m 75 m
Icon-country-koi.png BA da 250 kg, 250 kg GP bomb 259 kg 125.7 kg TNT 125.7 kg 101 mm 5 m 121 m
Icon-country-koi.png BA da 500 kg, 500 kg GP bomb 508 kg 220 kg TNT 220 kg 111 mm 10 m 137 m
Icon-country-koi.png BA da 800 kg, 800 kg GP bomb 822 kg 357 kg TNT 357 kg 129 mm 15 m 164 m

France

Nation Name, type Mass (kg) Filler, type TNT equiv. Max. APHE effect Max. destruction radius Shrapnel radius
Icon-country-fra.png 50 kg G.A.M.Mn., 50 kg GP bomb 58 kg 25 kg TNT 25 kg 80 mm 2 m 70 m
Icon-country-fra.png 50 kg D.T. № 2, 50 kg GP bomb 58 kg 25 kg TNT 25 kg 80 mm 2 m 70 m
Icon-country-fra.png 100 kg № 1, 100 kg GP bomb 109 kg 27.3 kg TNT 27.3 kg 82 mm 2 m 75 m
Icon-country-fra.png 200 kg № 1, 200 kg GP bomb 259 kg 125.7 kg TNT 125.7 kg 101 mm 5 m 121 m
Icon-country-fra.png 500 kg № 2, 500 kg GP bomb 536 kg 300 kg TNT 300 kg 120 mm 13 m 150 m
Icon-country-usa.png M117 750 lb GP bomb, 340.2 kg GP bomb 340.2 kg 174.1 kg Amatol 174.1 kg 106 mm 8 m 127 m

Terminology

Class

  • AP: Armor-Piercing
  • SAP: Semi Armor-Piercing
  • SD: Sprengbombe Dickwandig (High-Explosive thick-walled bomb), German SAP
  • GP: General Purpose
  • SC: Sprengbombe Cylindrisch (High-Explosive cylindrical bomb), German GP
  • FAB: Fugasnaya Aviatsionnaya Bomba (High-Explosive aircraft bomb), Soviet GP
  • BA: Bomba Aeronautica (Aircraft bomb), Italian GP
  • MC: Medium Capacity
  • HC: High Capacity

Explosive

  • TNT: Tri-Nitro-Toluene
  • RDX: Royal Demolition Explosive, Cyclo-Tri-Methylene-Tri-Nitramine
  • Amatol: Ammonium Nitrate Toluene, 40% Ammonium Nitrate/60% TNT mixture
  • Fp 60/40: Füllpulver, 60% TNT/40% Ammonium Nitrate mixture