G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg)

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Description

Side view of a G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg) bomb.
Data for G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg) bomb
Metric Imperial
Overall Length 93.6 cm 36.9 in
Body Diameter 21.9 cm 8.6 in
Filling Weight 24 kg 52.9 lb
Total Weight 64 kg 141 lb
Explosive Filling M.Mn
Bomb Type High Explosive


The G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg) is a 50 kg bomb which was constructed out of welded rolled sheet steel; it has either a longitudinal or a circumferential weld.[1] The overall colour of the bomb is yellow and typically had the type of explosive filling and words "F de Culot" (F of Base or Fuse in Base) painted on the bomb casing.

Vehicles which can equip the G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg)

Aircraft which can carry G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg) Total Number Total weight kg Total weight lb
F.222.2 52 2,600 kg 5,732 lb
N.C.223.3 52 2,600 kg 5,732 lb
V-156-F 2 100 kg 220.5 lb
Potez 633 8 400 kg 882 lb
M.B.174A-3 8 400 kg 882 lb
LeO 451 /early 16 800 kg 1,764 lb
LeO 451 /late 16 800 kg 1,764 lb

General info

A top view of an G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg) bomb with identification of parts.

Effective damage

The G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg) is filled with Mélinite-Mononitro-nitronaphtaline (M.Mn) or Trimonite (70% Melinite - Picric Acid and 30% Mononitionapthalene).[2] These are typically general purpose/anti-personnel bombs with a Picric acid burster charge.[2] Mélinite (C6H3N3O7) is chemically similar to Trinitrotoluene (TnT - C7H5N3O6) and Mononitro-nitroaphtaline (C10H7NO2).

G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg) damage table Metric Imperial
Max armor penetration high explosive action 82 mm 3.2 in
Radius of destruction of armored vehicle 2.4 m 8 ft
Radius of fragment dispersion 77.1 m 253 ft

Comparison with analogues

Comparable bombs to G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg)
Name Mass Explosive mass Explosive Armor Pen. Destruction radius Frag radius
AN-M30A1 100 lb 24.5 kg Amatol 79 mm 2.1 m 67.3 m
FAB-50 64 kg 24 kg TNT 79 mm 2.1 m 68.6 m
SC50JA 50 kg 25 kg Fp.60/40 80 mm 2.1 m 70.1 m
Type 97 Number 6 60 kg 23 kg TNT 78 mm 2.1 m 67 m
Type 94 GPHE 50 kg 19.6 kg TNT 74 mm 1.8 m 62.5 m
GP 50 58 kg 25 kg TNT 80 mm 2.1 m 70.1 m
D.T. No.2 55.7 kg 19.9 kg TNT 73 mm 2.1 m 67.4 m

Usage in the battles

An F.222.2 carpet bombing AA vehicles with G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg) bombs.

Due to the small size of the G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg), it is not advisable to drop just one at a time. Many of the French bombers can carry between 2 and 52 of these bombs and can cause more damage when dropped en masse over an area also known as "carpet bombing." The lower altitude you drop the bombs from, the less time enemy vehicles (including AI drivers) have to avoid the in-bound bombs. These bombs are effective against:

  • AA vehicles
  • AAA cannons (non pill-box)
  • Enemy aircraft landing or parked on a runway
  • Clustered or columns of vehicles

Pros and cons

A view of the bombing damage as seen from the F.222.2's ventral turret during a bombing run.

Pros:

  • Effectively used for carpet bombing lightly or no armoured targets
  • Large payload aircraft like F.222.2 and N.C.223.3 can take out columns of AA vehicles in one pass

Cons:

  • Less effective against armoured vehicles, reinforced pillboxes and bases
  • Hard to concentrate large amounts of damage with small bombs

History

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Media

  • Front view of G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg) bomb with its contact fuze
  • Rear view of G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg) bomb's fin assembly and tail fuze
  • G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg) bombs dropped from external pylons of a V-156-F
  • G.A.M.Mn 50 (50 kg) bombs in the bomb bay of an F.222.2, notice how they are stored upright when dropped

See also

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Sources

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References

  1. U.S. Naval and Systems Ordnance Command. (1946). Italian and French Explosive Ordnance (OP 1668) .pdf document.
  2. 2.0 2.1 U.S. Army Materiel Command. (1965). Handbook of Foreign Explosives (FSTC 381-5042).pdf document .



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