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Wildnoob
12-05-2010, 03:31 PM
Hi,

In a discussion in a Portuguese forum a member came with the argument the LW didn't have any AP bombs and therefore not the adequated bomb type to attack the RN ships in case of a succesfully air superiority being established over Britain.

I was wondering if first: this is truth, and second how effective the GP bombs would be against the ships if used?

Wildnoob
12-05-2010, 03:31 PM
Hi,

In a discussion in a Portuguese forum a member came with the argument the LW didn't have any AP bombs and therefore not the adequated bomb type to attack the RN ships in case of a succesfully air superiority being established over Britain.

I was wondering if first: this is truth, and second how effective the GP bombs would be against the ships if used?

M_Gunz
12-05-2010, 03:36 PM
They sank a lot of boats at Dunkirk. Maybe check about that and get some facts.

berg417448
12-05-2010, 03:56 PM
http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/LRG/bombs.html

Kurfurst__
12-05-2010, 04:46 PM
Its old sillyness repeated many times - this and the other 'no aerial torpedoes or torpedo aircraft'. For the torps, it was partially true (a limited number of torpedoes and torpedo bombers were available, and the torps themselves weren't particularly good), but there were AP bombs (PC series), and even rocket assisted AP bombs (PC RS series) for extra deck penetration.

Edit: Checking an 1 April 1940 LW instruction about how to use bombs, it does list PC 1000 (an 1000 kg AP bomb, if that doesn't solve your problems at sea, really nothing can...) to be used against stone- and concrete bridges.