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CooperF4E
04-27-2004, 09:52 PM
I'm mostly familiar with the Russian family of bombs, from the FAB-250 to the FAB-100 and whatnot, but there are several stores (many of them featured on the Il-2 itself) that I'm not familiar with.

First off what is the M-13?

Also, what is the PTAB 2.5 (It appears to be some type of small fragmentation bomb.....perhaps an early attempt at an anti-personnel cluster bomb?)

What is the cassette?

Also I don't know what the difference is betwee the RS-82 and BRS-82 as well as the RS-132 and BRS-132.

Finally what is the AO-10....some type of very small bomb?

CooperF4E
04-27-2004, 09:52 PM
I'm mostly familiar with the Russian family of bombs, from the FAB-250 to the FAB-100 and whatnot, but there are several stores (many of them featured on the Il-2 itself) that I'm not familiar with.

First off what is the M-13?

Also, what is the PTAB 2.5 (It appears to be some type of small fragmentation bomb.....perhaps an early attempt at an anti-personnel cluster bomb?)

What is the cassette?

Also I don't know what the difference is betwee the RS-82 and BRS-82 as well as the RS-132 and BRS-132.

Finally what is the AO-10....some type of very small bomb?

Korolov
04-27-2004, 09:58 PM
M-13 - napalm rockets.

PTAB 2.5 - Anti-tank bomblet (loaded into cassettes and dropped over the tops of tanks.)

Cassette - a box like assembly that is used to load small bomblets into.

RS-82 & 132 - Regular HE rockets, 132 being more powerful.

BRS-82 & 132 - Penetration/AT rockets.

AO-10 - 10kg bomblet.

http://www.mechmodels.com/images/newsig1.jpg

Fennec_P
04-27-2004, 10:06 PM
The AJ cassette uses phosphorous bomblets.

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
04-27-2004, 10:58 PM
That sounds more like anti personel to me what good is phoshorous on a tank ?

Korolov
04-27-2004, 11:04 PM
AJ-2 is a anti-structure/light vehicle weapon - not used on armor.

http://www.mechmodels.com/images/newsig1.jpg

jmmoric
04-27-2004, 11:31 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tHeBaLrOgRoCkS:
That sounds more like anti personel to me what good is phoshorous on a tank ?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Tanks of that era were vulnerable to molotovcocktails and phosphorous, especially when it ran into the engine- or crewcompartment.

But if they really used phosphorous on tanks? That's a good question?

rgds

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
04-28-2004, 12:00 AM
Hmmm now that I think about it all weapons are anti personel really aint they. Just that one sounded more suited to the task

CooperF4E
04-28-2004, 06:28 AM
Thanks for the info guys.

I'm also wondering about the VPR-250...or something like that.

It's like to huge tubes and when you hit the pickle button this stuff comes out the back kinda looking like bomblets and they create huge flames.