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Offline wpeters

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What Kind of Bombs
« on: February 11, 2014, 01:55:39 PM »
are hanging on to this P47's wing.  Are they primitive cluster bombs.
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Re: What Kind of Bombs
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 02:05:34 PM »
anti-personnel bombs.  Here is another picture of a P-47 loaded out with anti-personnel bombs.



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Re: What Kind of Bombs
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2014, 01:25:22 AM »
are hanging on to this P47's wing.  Are they primitive cluster bombs.(Image removed from quote.)
The net covered runway is interesting. Was this pic taken in the PTO?
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Re: What Kind of Bombs
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2014, 03:59:50 AM »
Knit cap and D-Day stripes on the Jug give it away as the ETO. 

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Re: What Kind of Bombs
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2014, 04:35:11 AM »
these are armor penetrating bombs designed to drop on convoys of tanks to penetrate the top (weakest armor) in mess...we should have this in game, as far as i know IL-2 were also capable of carrying like 30 or those...
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Re: What Kind of Bombs
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014, 05:04:49 AM »
Germans introduced the 8.8 lb SD-4HI cluster bomblet, which had a hollow charge warhead that could penetrate as much as five inches of armor.
78 SD-4HIs were packed into 1,100 lb containers and were used heavily by Ju-87 Stukas
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Re: What Kind of Bombs
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2014, 12:32:50 PM »
these are armor penetrating bombs designed to drop on convoys of tanks to penetrate the top (weakest armor) in mess...we should have this in game, as far as i know IL-2 were also capable of carrying like 30 or those...

It's a M27 anti-personnel cluster bomb.

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Re: What Kind of Bombs
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2014, 12:54:32 PM »
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Re: What Kind of Bombs
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2014, 04:40:26 PM »
Seems like a 500lb bomb would do far more damage than those oversized hand grenades.
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Re: What Kind of Bombs
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2014, 04:56:04 PM »
Seems like a 500lb bomb would do far more damage than those oversized hand grenades.
Would be great for killing troops running to maproom.
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Re: What Kind of Bombs
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2014, 04:56:16 PM »
Seems like a 500lb bomb would do far more damage than those oversized hand grenades.

You had a wider dispersal area with these cluster munitions compared to a single 500lb bomb.  Each bomb was 90lb.

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Re: What Kind of Bombs
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2014, 05:43:39 PM »
as far as i know IL-2 were also capable of carrying like 30 or those...
The Il-2 was capable of carrying 280 2.5 kg bombs immediately on the bomb-bay folds, or 4x48 in four cassettes. The PTAB 2.5 was capable of penetrating 60 to 70 millimeter tank armor
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Re: What Kind of Bombs
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2014, 08:20:04 AM »
Cant the bomb****s pleas have them HiTech
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Re: What Kind of Bombs
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2014, 09:29:12 AM »
That's the AN-M41 20 pound frag bomb. The M27 Ack mentioned is a bigger 90 pound bomb.





Other WWII cluster munitions of note:

German butterfly bomb
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Americans copied it as the M82
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJT-ZJsHTl0

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Re: What Kind of Bombs
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2014, 08:00:28 PM »
Those are dumb bombs. God look how stupid they look. Stupid bombs. Real fighters don't be carrying bombs.
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