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KIMURA
01-29-2004, 02:18 PM
Actually the USAAF bombs and rockets in FB are designed in a very lazy way, whereas the VVS and LW stuff is clearly listed up with thier military ordonance names.

Hope the same for the upcoming RAF stuff.

U.S. Bomb Types:

Name Type Bomb Weight HE Weight
AN-M30 GP 100 lb 54 lb
AN-M57 GP 250 lb 123 lb
AN-M64 GP 500 lb 262 lb
AN-M65 GP 1,000 lb 530 lb
AN-M66 GP 2,000 lb 1,051 lb
AN-M56 Light Case 4,000 lb 3,245 lb
AN-Mk1 Armor-Piercing 1,600 lb 215 lb

Further more

Incendiary Devices
Name Type Weight Notes
M47A1 Wh. Phosphorous 100 lb Used Mainly in Europe During Last 6 months of War
M47A2 Jellied Oil 100 lb Most Widely Used Incendiary by U.S.
M50 Magnesium 4 lb Used Mainly in Europe
M52 Magnesium 2 lb Used Mainly in Europe
M69 Jellied Oil 6 lb -
M17 Magnesium 500 lb Cluster of 110 M50 Most widely used Incendiary by 8th and 15th Air Forces
M19 Jellied Oil 220 lb Cluster of 36 M69 Dropped in Huge Numbers During Fire Raids On Japan

KIMURA
01-29-2004, 02:18 PM
Actually the USAAF bombs and rockets in FB are designed in a very lazy way, whereas the VVS and LW stuff is clearly listed up with thier military ordonance names.

Hope the same for the upcoming RAF stuff.

U.S. Bomb Types:

Name Type Bomb Weight HE Weight
AN-M30 GP 100 lb 54 lb
AN-M57 GP 250 lb 123 lb
AN-M64 GP 500 lb 262 lb
AN-M65 GP 1,000 lb 530 lb
AN-M66 GP 2,000 lb 1,051 lb
AN-M56 Light Case 4,000 lb 3,245 lb
AN-Mk1 Armor-Piercing 1,600 lb 215 lb

Further more

Incendiary Devices
Name Type Weight Notes
M47A1 Wh. Phosphorous 100 lb Used Mainly in Europe During Last 6 months of War
M47A2 Jellied Oil 100 lb Most Widely Used Incendiary by U.S.
M50 Magnesium 4 lb Used Mainly in Europe
M52 Magnesium 2 lb Used Mainly in Europe
M69 Jellied Oil 6 lb -
M17 Magnesium 500 lb Cluster of 110 M50 Most widely used Incendiary by 8th and 15th Air Forces
M19 Jellied Oil 220 lb Cluster of 36 M69 Dropped in Huge Numbers During Fire Raids On Japan

A.K.Davis
01-29-2004, 03:17 PM
Not sure if it was the M47A1, but 100 lb. phosphorous bombs were used in Europe much earlier for laying smoke screens. For example, RAF Havocs dropped them at Dieppe to screen the landing forces.

--AKD

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Copperhead310th
01-30-2004, 05:01 PM
Big Bump.

Also the Para frags for the B-25s!

Petition signed!

Copperhead.

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tagert
01-30-2004, 05:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by KIMURA:
Actually the USAAF bombs and rockets in FB are designed in a very lazy way, whereas the VVS and LW stuff is clearly listed up with thier military ordonance names.

Hope the same for the upcoming RAF stuff.

U.S. Bomb Types:

Name Type Bomb Weight HE Weight
AN-M30 GP 100 lb 54 lb
AN-M57 GP 250 lb 123 lb
AN-M64 GP 500 lb 262 lb
AN-M65 GP 1,000 lb 530 lb
AN-M66 GP 2,000 lb 1,051 lb
AN-M56 Light Case 4,000 lb 3,245 lb
AN-Mk1 Armor-Piercing 1,600 lb 215 lb

Further more

Incendiary Devices
Name Type Weight Notes
M47A1 Wh. Phosphorous 100 lb Used Mainly in Europe During Last 6 months of War
M47A2 Jellied Oil 100 lb Most Widely Used Incendiary by U.S.
M50 Magnesium 4 lb Used Mainly in Europe
M52 Magnesium 2 lb Used Mainly in Europe
M69 Jellied Oil 6 lb -
M17 Magnesium 500 lb Cluster of 110 M50 Most widely used Incendiary by 8th and 15th Air Forces
M19 Jellied Oil 220 lb Cluster of 36 M69 Dropped in Huge Numbers During Fire Raids On Japan<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>bump!

TAGERT

Gunner_361st
01-30-2004, 05:18 PM
Hoo-rah! Bumpity-Bump-Bump-Bump!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

We'll see how the Huns like it if we get these destructive beauties. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif

Captain Gunner of the 361st vFG

01-30-2004, 05:47 PM
Bump! and a signature from me too.

How about smoke markers for FACs?

owlwatcher
02-12-2004, 10:52 AM
The pay loads of bombers should be expanded.