💣 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.
Contents
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(WARNING: The specific values on this chart are now outdated.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.)
Glossary
Bombs
Nation | Mass (nominal) | Name | Caliber | Drag | Damage Rating |
Radius | Pen | Damage Rating |
Radius | Pen |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
Bomb properties | High explosive | Fragmentation | ||||||||
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 | |
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 | |
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 | |
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 | |
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 | |
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 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
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 | |
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 | |
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 | |
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 | |
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 | |
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 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
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 | |
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 | |
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 | |
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 | |
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 | |
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 |
Soviet Union
Nation | Name, type | Mass (kg) | Filler, type | TNT equiv. | Max. APHE effect | Max. destruction radius | Shrapnel radius |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
AO-25M1, 25 kg fragmentation bomb | 25 kg | 3.7 kg TNT | 3.7 kg | 37 mm | – | 29 m | |
FAB-50, 50 kg GP bomb | 64 kg | 24 kg TNT | 24.0 kg | 79 mm | 2 m | 69 m | |
FAB-100, 100 kg GP bomb | 114 kg | 38 kg TNT | 38.0 kg | 89 mm | 3 m | 96 m | |
FAB-250M43, 250 kg GP bomb | 225 kg | 120 kg TNT | 120.0 kg | 97 mm | 5 m | 114 m | |
OFAB-250-270, 250 kg bomb | 250 kg | 97 kg TNT | 97.0 kg | 100 mm | 5 m | 120 m | |
FAB-500, 500 kg GP bomb (welded) | 501 kg | 234.9 kg TNT | 234.9 kg | 113 mm | 10 m | 139 m | |
FAB-1000, 1,000 kg bomb (welded) | 1,020 kg | 485 kg TNT | 485.0 kg | 148 mm | 18 m | 196 m | |
FAB-1500M46, 1,500 kg GP bomb | 1,400 kg | 675 kg TNT | 675.0 kg | 194 mm | 23 m | 212 m | |
FAB-3000M46, 3,000 kg GP bomb | 2,983 kg | 1,400 kg TNT | 1,400.0 kg | 288 mm | 48 m | 260 m | |
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 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
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 | |
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 | |
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 | |
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
Nation | Name, type | Mass (kg) | Filler, type | TNT equiv. | Max. APHE effect | Max. destruction radius | Shrapnel radius |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
60 kg Navy Type 97 No. 6 bomb, 60 kg bomb | 60 kg | 23 kg TNT | 23 kg | 78 mm | 2 m | 67 m | |
250 kg Navy Type 98 No. 25 bomb, 250 kg bomb | 242 kg | 95 kg TNT | 95 kg | 97 mm | 5 m | 114 m | |
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 | |
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 | |
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 | |
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 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
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 | |
100 kg Army Type 94 bomb, 100 kg GP bomb | 100 kg | 46 kg TNT | 46 kg | 91 mm | 3 m | 102 m | |
250 kg Army Type 92 bomb, 250 kg GP bomb | 250 kg | 104 kg TNT | 104 kg | 98 mm | 5 m | 116 m | |
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 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
BA da 50 kg, 50 kg GP bomb | 58 kg | 25 kg TNT | 25 kg | 80 mm | 2 m | 70 m | |
BA da 100 kg, 100 kg GP bomb | 100 kg | 50.6 kg TNT | 50.6 kg | 91 mm | 4 m | 103 m | |
100 kg SAP bomb | 109 kg | 27.3 kg TNT | 27.3 kg | 82 mm | 2 m | 75 m | |
BA da 250 kg, 250 kg GP bomb | 259 kg | 125.7 kg TNT | 125.7 kg | 101 mm | 5 m | 121 m | |
BA da 500 kg, 500 kg GP bomb | 508 kg | 220 kg TNT | 220 kg | 111 mm | 10 m | 137 m | |
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 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
50 kg G.A.M.Mn., 50 kg GP bomb | 58 kg | 25 kg TNT | 25 kg | 80 mm | 2 m | 70 m | |
50 kg D.T. № 2, 50 kg GP bomb | 58 kg | 25 kg TNT | 25 kg | 80 mm | 2 m | 70 m | |
100 kg № 1, 100 kg GP bomb | 109 kg | 27.3 kg TNT | 27.3 kg | 82 mm | 2 m | 75 m | |
200 kg № 1, 200 kg GP bomb | 259 kg | 125.7 kg TNT | 125.7 kg | 101 mm | 5 m | 121 m | |
500 kg № 2, 500 kg GP bomb | 536 kg | 300 kg TNT | 300 kg | 120 mm | 13 m | 150 m | |
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