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BOMBERS

The Story which didn't happen ... outsite Atlantic Air Combat™

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INTRODUCTION

In the context of this page, bombers are aircrafts enquipped with an enclosed bomb bay, not to be confused with a weapons bay (eg: a fighter internally carrying air-to-air missiles or aerial rockets).  Then a bomb bay may hold other items than bombs (mines, depth charges, ....) but this is not the subject here.

The below list includes WWII vintage, carrier based aircrafts and seaplanes without splitting true bombers from fighter-bombers, ASW or patrol aircrafts.  Several (heavy) aircrafts only carrying their load externally are added to this summary for comparison purposes.  The below data is essentially fictional, for the purpose of Atlantic Air Combat™, even if inspired by real background data.

Maximum loads are generally expressed in number of vintage 500lb bombs or equivalent.  In some instances, the table refers to streamlined bombs.  If the first part of the table mainly refers to US bombs, the actual bomb type may vary for non-US bombers - more on the detailed Internal bomb loads page.
Class                  
__,_25 lb Mk041 25 lb     44B01 10 kg                        
__,100 lb Mk030 100 lb     44B05 50 kg SW050 50 kg CH110 50 kg         SMP12 34 kg    
__,250 lb Mk057 250 lb     44B10 100 kg SW120 120 kg CH250 113 kg Mk081 250 lb     SMP37 120 kg 62B11 100 kg
__,500 lb Mk064 500 lb GP500 500 lb 44B25 250 kg SW250 250 kg CH500 227 kg Mk082 500 lb     SMP25 250 kg 62B27 270 kg
__,750 lb Mk117 750 lb             CH880 400 kg     Mk020 687 lb SMP21 400 kg    
_1,000 lb Mk065 1000 lb GP999 1000 lb 44B50 500 kg SW500 500 kg CH999 450 kg Mk083 1000 lb Mk021 1112 lb SMP16 500 kg 62B51 500 kg
_1,500 lb Mk067 1600 lb         SW600 600 kg                    
_2,000 lb Mk066 2000 lb     44B90 900 kg         Mk084 2000 lb Mk022 2000 lb SMP06 1000 kg 62B91 1000 kg
_3,000 lb Mk118 3000 lb     54K15 1550 kg                     62B99 1500 kg
_4,000 lb DC90 4000 lb HC040 4000 lb     Classic                    
_5,000 lb Mk056 4750 lb         SC2K5 2400 kg                    
_8,000 lb     HC080 8000 lb 54K30 3067 kg                        
12,000 lb 13T13 11780 lb 12T10 12000 lb 54K50 5247 kg                        
22,000 lb     22T14 22000 lb 54K90 9407 kg                        
40,000 lb 44T12 44000 lb                                

THE TOP LISTS
Standard bombs - 500 lb Internally Externally Total
BB36H55 Peacekeeper 132×500 lb // 132×Mk064
HP800B1 Victorious 35×500 lb // 35×GP500
DM580A4 Chimere IVA // 28×550 lb 28×SMP25
TP95B12 Bore - - __×44B25
           
Smaller bombs - 250 lb Internally Externally Total
BB36H55 Peacekeeper 258×250 lb - 258×250 lb
BB49A10 Shaddow 188×250 lb - 188×Mk057
Smaller bombs - 100 lb Internally Externally Total
BB49A10 Shaddow 396×100 lb - 396×Mk030
BB36H55 Peacekeeper 354×100 lb - 354×Mk030
Large bombs Internally Externally Total
BB36H55 Peacemaker 6×12000 lb - 6×13T13
HK177C2 Grit 2×  5285 lb 4×  5285 lb 6×SC2K5
BB52J10 Stratocastle 2×12000 lb 2×12000 lb 4×12T10
TP95B12 Bore _×12000 lb - __×54K50
           
Smallest bombs Internally Externally Total
YK09NAV Flank 56×022 lb - 56×44B01
           
Smallest turret bomber Internally Externally Total
BB11A1T Expedition 10×100 lb - 10×100 lb
           

MAIN TABLE

  • Work in progress : the "verified" area is only for internal loads as most EXTERNAL LOADS are yet to be defined - Those already subjected to some level of verification are marked with      in the Mk41 column as this one is most generally empty

  • nuclear bombs are indicative only - nuclear bomb carriers are yet to be defined, so the number here is to be read as potential

    Category lb     25 100 250 500 750 1000 1500 2000 3000 4000 5000 8000 12000 22000 44000   500
             
    ID (short)   Mk41 Mk30 Mk57 Mk64 M117 Mk65 Mk67 Mk66 M118 DC90 Mk56 HC80 T14 T12   Total
2 5 7 2 2 2 3
ARG24B2 Conqueror   - 9 // 4 // 4 // 2 // - // 2 // - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4
CC107AS Argon   - 40 +_6 40 +_6 24 +_6 12 +_6 12 / - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 30
HK111H6 Hector   - 16 // 16 // 8 // - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8
HK177C2 Grit - 72 +_8 60 +_8 16 +_8 6 +_4 8 +_4   6 +_4 6 +_4 6 +_4 4 +_4   2 +_4 - - - - - - - - 2 24
HK177C3 Grit   - 48 +_8 36 +_8 12 +_8 4 +_4 6 +_4   4 +_4 4 +_4 4 +_4 2 +_4   2 +_4 - - - - - - - - 2 20
EFW20B2 Stinger Jet   - 16 - 6 - 4 +_8   2 +_2   2 +_2   2 +_2 1 +_2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 12
EFW30B2 Sperber Jet   - 24 +_4 6 +_4 4 +_4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 8
SE-18BB Bödö   - 12 +16 6 // 4 // 2 //   4 //   4 // - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4
SE-18BC Bödö   - 4 +16 3 // 2 // - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2
  Bombs ID (short)   Mk41 Mk30 Mk57 Mk64 M117 Mk65 Mk67 Mk66 M118 DC90 Mk56 HC80 T10 T14 T12   Total
SC452A1 Vautour IIA1 Jet   - 36 +_4 8 +_4   8 +_4 6 +_4 2 +_4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12
SC452A2 Vautour IIA2 Jet   - 18 +_4 4 +_4   4 +_4 3 +_4 1 +_4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8
SC452B1 Vautour IIB1 Jet   - 36 +_4 8 +_4   8 +_4 6 +_4 2 +_4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12
SC452B2 Vautour IIB2 Jet   - 18 +_4 4 +_4   4 +_4 3 +_4 1 +_4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8
DM580A4 Chimere IVA Jet   - - 36 28 16 16 -   6 - - - - - - - 1 28
B105ASW Tramontane   - 12 +_6 8 +_2 6 +_2   3 -   3 - - -   1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8
  Bombs ID (short)   Mk41 Mk30 Mk57 Mk64 M117 Mk65 Mk67 Mk66 M118 DC90 Mk56 HC80 T10 T14 T12   Total
BL103S2 Sea Bastion Jet   - 6 +_8 6 +_8 6 +_8 4 +_4   4 +_4 - -   1 // - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14
AR683B7 LancaStar   - 45 // 28 // 24 // 12 // 15 // - - 8 // 4 // 3 // 3 // 2 // 1 // - - - - - 24
AR683M3 LancaMar - 36 // 22 // 20 // 9 // 9 // - - 6 // 3 // 3 // 3 // 2 // 1 // - - - - - 20
AR694B2 LincolnStar   - 45 // 28 // 24 // 12 // 15 // - - 8 // 4 // 3 // 3 // 2 // 1 // - - - - - 24
AR696AS ShackleStar - 36 // 22 // 20 // 9 // 9 // - - 6 // 3 // 3 // 3 // 2 // 1 // - - - - - 20
EE1B6A1 Cavendish Jet   - 4 +_2 4 +_2 4 +_2 2 +_2   2 +_2 - - 1 // 1 // - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6
EE1B6B2 Cavendish Jet   - 10 +_2 10 +_2 8 +_2 4 +_2   6 +_2 - - 2 // 2 // - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10
EE1B8A1 Cavendish Jet   - 4 +_2 4 +_2 4 +_2 2 +_2   2 +_2 - - 2 // 2 // - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6
EE1B8B2 Cavendish Jet   - 10 +_2 10 +_2 8 +_2 4 +_2   6 +_2 - - 4 // 4 // 2 // - - 1 // 1 // - - - - 1 10
BB57B10 Cavendish Jet   - 8 +_4 8 +_4 3 +_4 3 +_4 2 // - - 1 // 1 // - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 7
VK733B1 Valorous Jet   - - - - - 21 // - - 21 // - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 21
HP800B1 Victorious Jet   - - - - - 35 // - - 35 // - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 35
AR698B1 Volcaneous Jet   - - - - - 21 // - - 21 // - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 21
G171ASW Gallant   - 9 +_2 9 +_2 6 +_2 4 +_2 _2 +_2 - - _2 // - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8
G177ASW Gallant   - 9 +_2 12 +_2 6 +_2 4 +_2   4 +_2   4 +_2 _2 +_2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8
  Bombs ID (short)   Mk41 Mk30 Mk57 Mk64 M117 Mk65 Mk67 Mk66 M118 DC90 Mk56 HC80 T14 T12   Total
FF105D4 Thunderboss Jet     - - - 12 +10 6 +10 4 +10 2 +_4 - - 2 +_2 2 +_2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16
FF105F6 Thunderboss Jet     - - - 16 16 16 8 - - 6 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16
BB11AT5 Expedition   - 10 // - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - //
BB17G60 Castle   - 48 +_2 44 +_2 14 +_2 12 +_2 6 +_2 8 +_2 6 +_2 6 +_2 - +_2 - +_2 - - - - - - - - - 16
BB24L40 Liberation - 40 +_2 32 +_2 16 +_2 12 +_2 8 +_2 4 +_2 4 +_2 4 +_2 2 2 - - - - - - - - - 18
BB36H55 Peacekeeper   - 354 - 258 - 162 / 80 // 80 // - // 32 // 28 // 12 // 12 // - // 6 // 4 // 2 // 6 162
BB52J10 Stratocastle Jet   - - - - - 90 +24 42 +24 40 +24 - - 18 +12 18 +_6 8 +_4 8 +_4 - - 2 +_2 1 // 1 // - 114
BR52J15 Stratocastle Jet   - - - - - 90 +24 42 +24 40 +24 - - 18 +12 18 +_6 8 +_4 8 +_4 - - 2 +_2 1 // 1 // - 114
BB57B15 Cavendish Jet   - 16 +_4 16 +_4 9 +_4 6 +_4 4 // - - 2 // 2 // - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13
BB57B20 Cavendish Jet   - 8 +_4 8 +_4 3 +_4 3 +_4 2 // - - 1 // 1 // - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 7
BB57B25 Cavendish Jet   - 16 +_4 16 +_4 9 +_4 6 +_4 4 // - - 2 // 2 // - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13
BB58A10 Hassler Jet   - - 45 43 29 21 - _7 _5 - - - _2 _1 - 4 43
BB60A10 Peacedealer Jet   - 354 - 258 - 162 / 80 // 80 // - // 32 // 28 // 12 // 12 // - // 6 // 4 // 2 // 6 162
              OK       ???      
BB25J30 Mobilize     - - 12 - 6 - 6 /   - 4 - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6
BB26K85 Invasion     - - 8 - 8 - 6 / - - 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6
BB29G85 Supercastle     - - 80 - 56 - 40 / - - 12 - 12 - 8 - - - - - 4 - - - 2 - - - - - 2 40
  Bombs ID (short)   Mk41 Mk30 Mk57 Mk64 M117 Mk65 Mk67 Mk66 M118 DC90 Mk56 HC80 T14 T12   Total
BB47E65 Astrojet Jet     - - - - - - 28 / 21 - 18 - - - 6 - 4 - - - 4 - - - - - - - - - 4 28
BB49A10 Shadow Jet     - - 396 - 188 - 96 / - - 41 - - - 14 - 10 - - - 10 - - - - - - - - - 2 96
BB66B15 Destructor Jet     - - - - - - 24 / - - 12 - 8 - 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 24
A3D2B10 Destructor Jet     - - - - - - 24 / - - 12 - 8 - 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 24
BB70A10 Formidable Jet     - - - - - - ?? / - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  
P4M5E30 Seafarer-1     - - 24 - 12 - 12 +_2 4 - 8 - - - 4 - 2 - - - 2 - - - - - - - - - 2 14
P5M2B15 Seafarer-2     - - 32 - 18 - 18 +_8 8 - 8 - - - 4 - 2 - - - 2 - - - - - - - - - 2 26
P6M2A05 Seafarer-3 Jet     - - 108 - 65 - 52 - 30 - 20 - - - 15 - 9 - - - 2 - - - - - - - - - 1 52
A1J2B10 Mayhem   - - 28 - 28 - 21 +_4 10 - 8 - 6 - 4 - 4 - - - 1 - - - 1 - - - - - 1 25
A1J2B11 Mayhem   - - 28 - 28 - 21 +_4 10 - 8 - 6 - 4 - 4 - - - 1 - - - 1 - - - - - 1 25
SB2C5E1 Hellmaker     - - 6 - 4 - 2 / 2 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2
TBM3E10 Revenger     - - 12 - 6 - 4 / 2 - 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4
P1V2D45 Nemrod-1     - - - - - - ?? / - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - =
P2V5G65 Nemrod-2     - - - - - - ?? / - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - =
S2F1A15 Trackwind     - - - - - - ?? / - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - =
Bombs Category lb     22 100 220 500 750 1000 1500 2000 3000 4000 5000 7000 12000 22000 44000   500
Bombs ID (short)   44B01 44B05 44B10 44B25 / 44B50 / 44B90 B99 54K15 / 54K30 54K50 54K90 /   Total
BE07ASW Mallard-S - - - - 10 - 6 +_6 - - 4 - - - 2 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12
BE10BMP Mellow     - - - - - - ?? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - =
BE14WAS Monster Jet     - - - - - - ?? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - =
IL28B15 Boggle Jet     - - - - - - ?? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - =
IL28N20 Boggle Jet     - - - - - - ?? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - =
MY44B22 Busy Jet     - - - - - - ?? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - =
MY50B52 Bowler Jet     - - - - - - ?? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - =
TP02B10 Bet     - - - - - - ?? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - =
TP04B10 Bust     - - - - - - ?? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - =
TP14A10 Bottom     - - - - - - ?? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - =
TP16B1A Barter Jet     - - - - - - ?? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - =
TP22B10 Binder Jet     - - - - - - ?? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - =
TP95B12 Bore     - - - - - - ?? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - =
YK09PFU Flank   56 - - - 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - =
YK09NAV Flank   56 - - - 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - =
YK28B10 Bravour Jet     - - - - - - ?? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - =
HM04B20 Hopper-04 H     - - - - - - ?? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - =