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2017-11-20

  BACKGROUND  NOTES  

 
     
 

BR52J15  Stratocastle

-

Bomb  Loads  Study

 
     
  The story which didn't happen ... outside Atlantic Air Combat  
     
See also :
 BB52J15 Stratocastle - AAC Notes
NSV15US Comet - AAC Notes
BB52J Background Notes
BB52J Background - Bomb Bay
BB52J Background - Bomb Loads
BB52J Background - Range
BB52J Background - Illustrations

INTRODUCTION

The BB52J Stratocastle is characterized by a heavy internal and external bomb load.  The number of bomb load options examined in these Notes go beyond what will be actually used in AA, but that's what these notes are made for.  But compared to the real life aircrafts from which the BB52J is inspired, its "standard" bomb loads shows as follows :

 

Internal
Mk82

 

Internal
M117

 

External

 

Total
500 lb

 

Total
750 lb

 

Weight
Internal

 

Weight
External

 

Weight
Overall

B-52B-C-D-E

27×500 lb

or

27×750 lb

+

-

 

27× 500 lb

or

27× 750 lb

 

20,250 lbs

  -  

20,250 lbs

B-52D Big Belly

84×500 lb

or

42×750 lb

+

24×750 lb

 

108× 500 lb

or

66× 750 lb

 

42,000 lbs

 

18,000 lbs

 

60,000 lbs

B-52F-G-H

27×500 lb

or

27×750 lb

+

24×750 lb

 

51× 500 lb

or

51× 750 lb

 

20,250 lbs

 

18,000 lbs

  38,250 lbs
BB52J

84×500 lb

or

42×750 lb

+

48×750 lb

 

132× 500 lb

or

90× 750 lb

 

42,000 lbs

 

36,000 lbs

 

78,000 lbs

So the Stratocastle will be able to carry much more than its real life brethens, but will still be restricted to a 450,000 lbs maximum take-off weight, relying on in-flight refueling to carry its extravagant loads to destination.

Bomb Load Options - Summary

As far as the suggested BB52J is concerned, various bomb load options are explored herebelow.  This study calls for the following remarks : 

Several of the BB52J cheated  bomb loads are in excess of the 60,000 lbs maximum payload and inner pylons limitation of 2×10,000 lbs.

Several of the options examined might fail to have any practical purpose, besides having gamers getting addicted to testing bombload setups.  The following rule will apply to define accepted setups :

[1] one weapon type at a time internally   [2] one weapon type at a time externally   [3] mixed internal/external weapons acceptable

each underwing pylon carries an "I" beam supporting either

Inner Pylons Max Load Outer Pylons Max Load

4 x 14" lugs carrying weapons directly 4x1(×2) 8 12,000 lb 4x1(×2) 8 12,000 lb

3 x 30" lugs carrying weapons directly 3x1(×2) 6 12,000 lb 3x1(×2) 6 12,000 lb

a pair of 14" MER

Multiple Ejector Racks

2x2x3(×2) 24 12,000 lb 2x2x3(×2) 24 12,000 lb

a pair of 30" TER

Triple Ejector Racks

2x3(×2) 12 12,000 lb 2x3(×2) 12 12,000 lb

a pair of 30" TWR

Twin Ejector Racks

2x2(×2) 8 12,000 lb 2x2(×2) 8 12,000 lb

a single VHR

Very Heavy Rack

1x1(×2) 2 12,000 lb 1x1(×2) 2 12,000 lb

a AGM-28 launcher

(inner pylon only)

1x1(×2) 2 12,000 lb / / /

The internal bomb load options are illustrated, as well as the external ones

Based on the seven groups of weapons, the following mixed loads would be possible with DC standing for depth charge and a red asterisk (*) marking weapons exclusively carried on that position

Bomb Bay Inner Outer
Bombs Bombs Bombs
Bombs Bombs FAE
Bombs Bombs T10
Bombs Bombs Mines
Bombs Bombs DC
Bombs FAE Bombs
Bombs FAE FAE
Bombs FAE T10
Bombs FAE Mines
Bombs FAE DC
Bombs Mines Bombs
Bombs Mines FAE
Bombs Mines T10
Bombs Mines Mines
Bombs Mines DC
Bombs T10 Bombs
Bombs T10 FAE
Bombs T10 T10
Bombs T10 Mines
Bombs T10 DC
Bomb Bay Inner Outer
FAE Bombs Bombs
FAE Bombs FAE
FAE Bombs T10
FAE Bombs Mines
FAE Bombs DC
FAE FAE Bombs
FAE FAE FAE
FAE FAE T10
FAE FAE Mines
FAE FAE DC
FAE Mines Bombs
FAE Mines FAE
FAE Mines T10
FAE Mines Mines
FAE Mines DC
FAE T10 Bombs
FAE T10 FAE
FAE T10 T10
FAE T10 Mines
FAE T10 DC
Bomb Bay Inner Outer
T10-T14 Bombs Bombs
T10-T14 Bombs FAE
T10-T14 Bombs T10
T10-T14 Bombs Mines
T10-T14 Bombs DC
T10-T14 FAE Bombs
T10-T14 FAE FAE
T10-T14 FAE T10
T10-T14 FAE Mines
T10-T14 FAE DC
T10-T14 Mines Bombs
T10-T14 Mines FAE
T10-T14 Mines T10
T10-T14 Mines Mines
T10-T14 Mines DC
T10-T14 T10 Bombs
T10-T14 T10 FAE
T10-T14 T10 T10
T10-T14 T10 Mines
T10-T14 T10 DC
Bomb Bay Inner Outer
Mines Bombs Bombs
Mines Bombs FAE
Mines Bombs T10
Mines Bombs Mines
Mines Bombs DC
Mines FAE Bombs
Mines FAE FAE
Mines FAE T10
Mines FAE Mines
Mines FAE DC
Mines Mines Bombs
Mines Mines FAE
Mines Mines T10
Mines Mines Mines
Mines Mines DC
Mines T10 Bombs
Mines T10 FAE
Mines T10 T10
Mines T10 Mines
Mines T10 DC
Bomb Bay Inner Outer
DC Bombs Bombs
DC Bombs FAE
DC Bombs T10
DC Bombs Mines
DC Bombs DC
DC FAE Bombs
DC FAE FAE
DC FAE T10
DC FAE Mines
DC FAE DC
DC Mines Bombs
DC Mines FAE
DC Mines T10
DC Mines Mines
DC Mines DC
DC T10 Bombs
DC T10 FAE
DC T10 T10
DC T10 Mines
DC T10 DC
Bomb Bay Inner Outer
Torpedo* Bombs Bombs
Torpedo* Bombs FAE
Torpedo* Bombs T10
Torpedo* Bombs Mines
Torpedo* Bombs DC
Torpedo* FAE Bombs
Torpedo* FAE FAE
Torpedo* FAE T10
Torpedo* FAE Mines
Torpedo* FAE DC
Torpedo* Mines Bombs
Torpedo* Mines FAE
Torpedo* Mines T10
Torpedo* Mines Mines
Torpedo* Mines DC
Torpedo* T10 Bombs
Torpedo* T10 FAE
Torpedo* T10 T10
Torpedo* T10 Mines
Torpedo* T10 DC
Bomb Bay Inner Outer
Bombs AGM28* Bombs
Bombs AGM28* FAE
Bombs AGM28* T10
Bombs AGM28* Mines
Bombs AGM28* DC
FAE AGM28* Bombs
FAE AGM28* FAE
FAE AGM28* T10
FAE AGM28* Mines
FAE AGM28* DC
Mines AGM28* Bombs
Mines AGM28* FAE
Mines AGM28* T10
Mines AGM28* Mines
Mines AGM28* DC
T10 AGM28* Bombs
T10 AGM28* FAE
T10 AGM28* T10
T10 AGM28* Mines
T10 AGM28* DC

Bomb Load Options - Detailed

Conventional
Bombs
Bomb Bay 54,000 lb 2×Inner Pylons 24,000 lb TOTAL 2×Outer Pylons 24,000 lb GRAND
TOTAL

Mk64 : 90×  500 lb

45000 lb

Mk64 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

57000 lb

Mk64 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

69000 lb

90+24+24=138

90×  500 lb

45000 lb

Mk82 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

57000 lb

Mk82 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

69000 lb

 

90×  500 lb

45000 lb

M117 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

63000 lb

M117 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

81000 lb

 

90×  500 lb

45000 lb

Mk65 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

69000 lb

Mk65 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

93000 lb

 

90×  500 lb

45000 lb

Mk83 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

63000 lb

Mk83 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

81000 lb

 

90×  500 lb

45000 lb

Mk66 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

69000 lb

Mk66 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

93000 lb

 

90×  500 lb

45000 lb

Mk84 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

69000 lb

Mk84 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

93000 lb

 

90×  500 lb

45000 lb

M118 :   6×3000 lb

18000 lb

63000 lb

M118 :   6×3000 lb

18000 lb

81000 lb

 

90×  500 lb

45000 lb

Mk56 :   4×4000 lb

16000 lb

61000 lb

Mk56 :   4×4000 lb

16000 lb

77000 lb

 

90×  500 lb

45000 lb

Blu11B : 18×  500 lb

9000 lb

54000 lb

Blu11B : 18×  500 lb

9000 lb

63000 lb

 

90×  500 lb

45000 lb

Blu27B : 18×  750 lb

13500 lb

58500 lb

Blu27B : 18×  750 lb

13500 lb

72000 lb

                 

Mk82 : 84×  500 lb

42000 lb

Mk64 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

54000 lb

Mk64 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

66000 lb

84+24+24=132

84×  500 lb

42000 lb

Mk82 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

54000 lb

Mk82 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

66000 lb

 

84×  500 lb

42000 lb

M117 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

60000 lb

M117 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

78000 lb

 

84×  500 lb

42000 lb

Mk65 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

66000 lb

Mk65 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

90000 lb

 

84×  500 lb

42000 lb

Mk83 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

60000 lb

Mk83 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

78000 lb

 

84×  500 lb

42000 lb

Mk66 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

66000 lb

Mk66 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

90000 lb

 

84×  500 lb

42000 lb

Mk84 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

66000 lb

Mk84 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

90000 lb

 

84×  500 lb

42000 lb

M118 :   6×3000 lb

18000 lb

60000 lb

M118 :   6×3000 lb

18000 lb

78000 lb

 

84×  500 lb

42000 lb

Mk56 :   4×4000 lb

16000 lb

58000 lb

Mk56 :   4×4000 lb

16000 lb

74000 lb

 

84×  500 lb

42000 lb

Blu11B : 18×  500 lb

9000 lb

51000 lb

Blu11B : 18×  500 lb

9000 lb

60000 lb

 

84×  500 lb

42000 lb

Blu27B : 18×  750 lb

13500 lb

55500 lb

Blu27B : 18×  750 lb

13500 lb

69000 lb

                 

M117 : 42×  750 lb

31500 lb

Mk64 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

43500 lb

Mk64 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

55500 lb

42+24+24= 90

42×  750 lb

31500 lb

Mk82 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

43500 lb

Mk82 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

55500 lb

 

42×  750 lb

31500 lb

M117 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

49500 lb

M117 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

67500 lb

 

42×  750 lb

31500 lb

Mk65 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

55500 lb

Mk65 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

79500 lb

 

42×  750 lb

31500 lb

Mk83 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

49500 lb

Mk83 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

67500 lb

 

42×  750 lb

31500 lb

Mk66 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

55500 lb

Mk66 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

79500 lb

 

42×  750 lb

31500 lb

Mk84 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

55500 lb

Mk84 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

79500 lb

 

42×  750 lb

31500 lb

M118 :   6×3000 lb

18000 lb

49500 lb

M118 :   6×3000 lb

18000 lb

67500 lb

 

42×  750 lb

31500 lb

Mk56 :   4×4000 lb

16000 lb

47500 lb

Mk56 :   4×4000 lb

16000 lb

63500 lb

 

42×  750 lb

31500 lb

Blu11B : 18×  500 lb

9000 lb

40500 lb

Blu11B : 18×  500 lb

9000 lb

49500 lb

 

42×  750 lb

31500 lb

Blu27B : 18×  750 lb

13500 lb

45000 lb

Blu27B : 18×  750 lb

13500 lb

58500 lb

                 

Mk65 : 40×1000 lb

40000 lb

Mk64 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

52000 lb

Mk64 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

64000 lb

40+24+24= 88

40×1000 lb

40000 lb

Mk82 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

52000 lb

Mk82 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

64000 lb

 

40×1000 lb

40000 lb

M117 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

58000 lb

M117 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

76000 lb

 

40×1000 lb

40000 lb

Mk65 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

64000 lb

Mk65 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

88000 lb

 

40×1000 lb

40000 lb

Mk83 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

58000 lb

Mk83 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

76000 lb

 

40×1000 lb

40000 lb

Mk66 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

64000 lb

Mk66 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

88000 lb

 

40×1000 lb

40000 lb

Mk84 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

64000 lb

Mk84 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

88000 lb

 

40×1000 lb

40000 lb

M118 :   6×3000 lb

18000 lb

58000 lb

M118 :   6×3000 lb

18000 lb

76000 lb

 

40×1000 lb

40000 lb

Mk56 :   4×4000 lb

16000 lb

56000 lb

Mk56 :   4×4000 lb

16000 lb

72000 lb

 

40×1000 lb

40000 lb

Blu11B : 18×  500 lb

9000 lb

49000 lb

Blu11B : 18×  500 lb

9000 lb

58000 lb

 

40×1000 lb

40000 lb

Blu27B : 18×  750 lb

13500 lb

53500 lb

Blu27B : 18×  750 lb

13500 lb

67000 lb

                 

Mk83 : 40×1000 lb

40000 lb

Mk64 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

52000 lb

Mk64 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

64000 lb

40+18+18= 76

40×1000 lb

40000 lb

Mk82 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

52000 lb

Mk82 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

64000 lb

 

40×1000 lb

40000 lb

M117 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

58000 lb

M117 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

76000 lb

 

40×1000 lb

40000 lb

Mk65 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

64000 lb

Mk65 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

88000 lb

 

40×1000 lb

40000 lb

Mk83 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

58000 lb

Mk83 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

76000 lb

 

40×1000 lb

40000 lb

Mk66 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

64000 lb

Mk66 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

88000 lb

 

40×1000 lb

40000 lb

Mk84 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

64000 lb

Mk84 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

88000 lb

 

40×1000 lb

40000 lb

M118 :   6×3000 lb

18000 lb

58000 lb

M118 :   6×3000 lb

18000 lb

76000 lb

 

40×1000 lb

40000 lb

Mk56 :   4×4000 lb

16000 lb

56000 lb

Mk56 :   4×4000 lb

16000 lb

72000 lb

 

40×1000 lb

40000 lb

Blu11B : 18×  500 lb

9000 lb

49000 lb

Blu11B : 18×  500 lb

9000 lb

58000 lb

 

40×1000 lb

40000 lb

Blu27B : 18×  750 lb

13500 lb

53500 lb

Blu27B : 18×  750 lb

13500 lb

67000 lb

                 

Mk66 : 18×2000 lb

36000 lb

Mk64 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

48000 lb

Mk64 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

60000 lb

18+12+12= 42

18×2000 lb

36000 lb

Mk82 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

48000 lb

Mk82 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

60000 lb

 

18×2000 lb

36000 lb

M117 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

54000 lb

M117 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

72000 lb

 

18×2000 lb

36000 lb

Mk65 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

60000 lb

Mk65 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

84000 lb

 

18×2000 lb

36000 lb

Mk83 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

54000 lb

Mk83 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

72000 lb

 

18×2000 lb

36000 lb

Mk66 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

60000 lb

Mk66 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

84000 lb

 

18×2000 lb

36000 lb

Mk84 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

60000 lb

Mk84 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

84000 lb

 

18×2000 lb

36000 lb

M118 :   6×3000 lb

18000 lb

54000 lb

M118 :   6×3000 lb

18000 lb

72000 lb

 

18×2000 lb

36000 lb

Mk56 :   4×4000 lb

16000 lb

52000 lb

Mk56 :   4×4000 lb

16000 lb

68000 lb

 

18×2000 lb

36000 lb

Blu11B : 18×  500 lb

9000 lb

45000 lb

Blu11B : 18×  500 lb

9000 lb

54000 lb

 

18×2000 lb

36000 lb

Blu27B : 18×  750 lb

13500 lb

49500 lb

Blu27B : 18×  750 lb

13500 lb

63000 lb

                 

Mk84 : 20×2000 lb

40000 lb

Mk64 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

52000 lb

Mk64 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

64000 lb

20+12+12= 44

20×2000 lb

40000 lb

Mk82 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

52000 lb

Mk82 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

64000 lb

 

20×2000 lb

40000 lb

M117 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

58000 lb

M117 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

76000 lb

 

20×2000 lb

40000 lb

Mk65 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

64000 lb

Mk65 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

88000 lb

 

20×2000 lb

40000 lb

Mk83 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

58000 lb

Mk83 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

76000 lb

 

20×2000 lb

40000 lb

Mk66 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

64000 lb

Mk66 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

88000 lb

 

20×2000 lb

40000 lb

Mk84 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

64000 lb

Mk84 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

88000 lb

 

20×2000 lb

40000 lb

M118 :   6×3000 lb

18000 lb

58000 lb

M118 :   6×3000 lb

18000 lb

76000 lb

 

20×2000 lb

40000 lb

Mk56 :   4×4000 lb

16000 lb

56000 lb

Mk56 :   4×4000 lb

16000 lb

72000 lb

 

20×2000 lb

40000 lb

Blu11B : 18×  500 lb

9000 lb

49000 lb

Blu11B : 18×  500 lb

9000 lb

58000 lb

 

20×2000 lb

40000 lb

Blu27B : 18×  750 lb

13500 lb

53500 lb

Blu27B : 18×  750 lb

13500 lb

67000 lb

                 

M118 : 18×3000 lb

54000 lb

Mk64 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

66000 lb

Mk64 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

78000 lb

18+ 6+ 6= 30

18×3000 lb

54000 lb

Mk82 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

66000 lb

Mk82 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

78000 lb

 

18×3000 lb

54000 lb

M117 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

72000 lb

M117 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

90000 lb

 

18×3000 lb

54000 lb

Mk65 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

78000 lb

Mk65 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

102000 lb

 

18×3000 lb

54000 lb

Mk83 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

72000 lb

Mk83 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

90000 lb

 

18×3000 lb

54000 lb

Mk66 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

78000 lb

Mk66 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

102000 lb

 

18×3000 lb

54000 lb

Mk84 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

78000 lb

Mk84 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

102000 lb

 

18×3000 lb

54000 lb

M118 :   6×3000 lb

18000 lb

72000 lb

M118 :   6×3000 lb

18000 lb

90000 lb

 

18×3000 lb

54000 lb

Mk56 :   4×4000 lb

16000 lb

70000 lb

Mk56 :   4×4000 lb

16000 lb

86000 lb

 

18×3000 lb

54000 lb

Blu11B : 18×  500 lb

9000 lb

63000 lb

Blu11B : 18×  500 lb

9000 lb

72000 lb

 

18×3000 lb

54000 lb

Blu27B : 18×  750 lb

13500 lb

67500 lb

Blu27B : 18×  750 lb

13500 lb

81000 lb

                 

Mk56 :   8×4000 lb

32000 lb

Mk64 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

44000 lb

Mk64 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

56000 lb

 8+ 4+ 4= 16

8×4000 lb

32000 lb

Mk82 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

44000 lb

Mk82 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

56000 lb

 

8×4000 lb

32000 lb

M117 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

50000 lb

M117 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

68000 lb

 

8×4000 lb

32000 lb

Mk65 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

56000 lb

Mk65 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

80000 lb

 

8×4000 lb

32000 lb

Mk83 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

50000 lb

Mk83 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

69000 lb

 

8×4000 lb

32000 lb

Mk66 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

56000 lb

Mk66 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

80000 lb

 

8×4000 lb

32000 lb

Mk84 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

56000 lb

Mk84 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

80000 lb

 

8×4000 lb

32000 lb

M118 :   6×3000 lb

18000 lb

50000 lb

M118 :   6×3000 lb

18000 lb

68000 lb

 

8×4000 lb

32000 lb

Mk56 :   4×4000 lb

16000 lb

48000 lb

Mk56 :   4×4000 lb

16000 lb

64000 lb

 

8×4000 lb

32000 lb

Blu11B : 18×  500 lb

9000 lb

41000 lb

Blu11B : 18×  500 lb

9000 lb

50000 lb

 

8×4000 lb

32000 lb

Blu27B : 18×  750 lb

13500 lb

45500 lb

Blu27B : 18×  750 lb

13500 lb

59000 lb

Fuel Air Explosive
Bombs (FAE)
Bomb Bay 54,000 lb 2×Inner Pylons 24,000 lb TOTAL 2×Outer Pylons 24,000 lb GRAND
TOTAL

Blu11B : 12× 500 lb

6000 lb

Mk64 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

18000 lb

Mk64 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

30000 lb

12+24+24= 60

12×  500 lb

6000 lb

Mk82 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

18000 lb

Mk82 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

30000 lb

 

12×  500 lb

6000 lb

M117 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

24000 lb

M117 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

42000 lb

 

12×  500 lb

6000 lb

Mk65 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

30000 lb

Mk65 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

54000 lb

 

12×  500 lb

6000 lb

Mk83 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

24000 lb

Mk83 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

42000 lb

 

12×  500 lb

6000 lb

Mk66 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

30000 lb

Mk66 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

54000 lb

 

12×  500 lb

6000 lb

Mk84 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

30000 lb

Mk84 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

54000 lb

 

12×  500 lb

6000 lb

M118 :   6×3000 lb

18000 lb

24000 lb

M118 :   6×3000 lb

18000 lb

42000 lb

 

12×  500 lb

6000 lb

Mk56 :   4×4000 lb

16000 lb

22000 lb

Mk56 :   4×4000 lb

16000 lb

38000 lb

 

12×  500 lb

6000 lb

Blu11B : 18×  500 lb

9000 lb

15000 lb

Blu11B : 18×  500 lb

9000 lb

24000 lb

 

12×  500 lb

6000 lb

Blu27B : 18×  750 lb

13500 lb

19500 lb

Blu27B : 18×  750 lb

13500 lb

33000 lb

                 

Blu27B : 12× 750 lb

9000 lb

Mk64 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

21000 lb

Mk64 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

33000 lb

12+24+24= 60

12×  750 lb

9000 lb

Mk82 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

21000 lb

Mk82 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

33000 lb

 

12×  750 lb

9000 lb

M117 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

27000 lb

M117 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

45000 lb

 

12×  750 lb

9000 lb

Mk65 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

33000 lb

Mk65 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

57000 lb

 

12×  750 lb

9000 lb

Mk83 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

27000 lb

Mk83 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

45000 lb

 

12×  750 lb

9000 lb

Mk66 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

33000 lb

Mk66 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

57000 lb

 

12×  750 lb

9000 lb

Mk84 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

33000 lb

Mk84 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

57000 lb

 

12×  750 lb

9000 lb

M118 :   6×3000 lb

18000 lb

27000 lb

M118 :   6×3000 lb

18000 lb

45000 lb

 

12×  750 lb

9000 lb

Mk56 :   4×4000 lb

16000 lb

25000 lb

Mk56 :   4×4000 lb

16000 lb

41000 lb

 

12×  750 lb

9000 lb

Blu11B : 18×  500 lb

9000 lb

18000 lb

Blu11B : 18×  500 lb

9000 lb

27000 lb

 

12×  750 lb

9000 lb

Blu27B : 18×  750 lb

13500 lb

22500 lb

Blu27B : 18×  750 lb

13500 lb

36000 lb

Mines Bomb Bay 54,000 lb 2×Inner Pylons 24,000 lb TOTAL 2×Outer Pylons 24,000 lb GRAND
TOTAL

Mk36 : 66×  500 lb

33000 lb

Mk36 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

45000 lb

Mk36 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

57000 lb

66+24+24=114

66×  500 lb

33000 lb

Mk13 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

57000 lb

Mk13 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

81000 lb

 

66×  500 lb

33000 lb

Mk40 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

51000 lb

Mk40 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

69000 lb

 

66×  500 lb

33000 lb

Mk41 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

57000 lb

Mk41 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

81000 lb

 

66×  500 lb

33000 lb

Mk55 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

57000 lb

Mk55 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

81000 lb

                 

Mk13 : 30×1000 lb

30000 lb

Mk36 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

42000 lb

Mk36 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

54000 lb

30+24+24= 78

30×1000 lb

30000 lb

Mk13 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

54000 lb

Mk13 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

78000 lb

 

30×1000 lb

30000 lb

Mk40 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

48000 lb

Mk40 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

66000 lb

 

30×1000 lb

30000 lb

Mk41 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

54000 lb

Mk41 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

78000 lb

 

30×1000 lb

30000 lb

Mk55 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

54000 lb

Mk55 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

78000 lb

                 

Mk40 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

Mk36 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

36000 lb

Mk36 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

48000 lb

24+18+18= 60

24×1000 lb

24000 lb

Mk13 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

48000 lb

Mk13 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

72000 lb

 

24×1000 lb

24000 lb

Mk40 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

42000 lb

Mk40 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

60000 lb

 

24×1000 lb

24000 lb

Mk41 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

48000 lb

Mk41 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

72000 lb

 

24×1000 lb

24000 lb

Mk55 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

48000 lb

Mk55 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

72000 lb

                 

Mk41 : 20×2000 lb

40000 lb

Mk36 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

52000 lb

Mk36 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

64000 lb

20+12+12= 44

20×2000 lb

40000 lb

Mk13 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

64000 lb

Mk13 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

88000 lb

 

20×2000 lb

40000 lb

Mk40 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

58000 lb

Mk40 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

76000 lb

 

20×2000 lb

40000 lb

Mk41 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

64000 lb

Mk41 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

88000 lb

 

20×2000 lb

40000 lb

Mk55 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

64000 lb

Mk55 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

88000 lb

                 

Mk55 : 20×2000 lb

40000 lb

Mk36 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

52000 lb

Mk36 : 24×  500 lb

12000 lb

64000 lb

20+12+12= 44

20×2000 lb

40000 lb

Mk13 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

64000 lb

Mk13 : 24×1000 lb

24000 lb

88000 lb

 

20×2000 lb

40000 lb

Mk40 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

58000 lb

Mk40 : 18×1000 lb

18000 lb

76000 lb

 

20×2000 lb

40000 lb

Mk41 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

64000 lb

Mk41 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

88000 lb

 

20×2000 lb

40000 lb

Mk55 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

64000 lb

Mk55 : 12×2000 lb

24000 lb

88000 lb

Depth Charges Bomb Bay 54,000 lb 2×Inner Pylons 24,000 lb TOTAL 2×Outer Pylons 24,000 lb GRAND
TOTAL

Mk11 : 112×319 lb

35728 lb

Mk11 : 24×  319 lb

7656 lb

43384 lb

Mk11 : 24×  319 lb

7656 lb

51040 lb

112+24+24=160

Mk11 : 112×319 lb

31500 lb

Mk11 : 24×  319 lb

7656 lb

43384 lb

M101 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

57156 lb

 

Mk11 : 112×319 lb

35728 lb

M101 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

49500 lb

Mk11 : 24×  319 lb

7656 lb

61384 lb

                 

M101 : 42×  750 lb

31500 lb

M101 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

49500 lb

M101 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

67500 lb

 42+24+24= 90

M101 : 42×  750 lb

31500 lb

Mk11 : 24×  319 lb

7656 lb

43384 lb

M101 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

57156 lb

 

M101 : 42×  750 lb

31500 lb

M101 : 24×  750 lb

18000 lb

49500 lb

Mk11 : 24×  319 lb

7656 lb

57156 lb

Torpedoes* Bomb Bay 54,000 lb 2×Inner Pylons 24,000 lb TOTAL 2×Outer Pylons 24,000 lb GRAND
TOTAL

ASS-13 : 12×2216 lb

26592 lb

(various options)

-

-

(various options)

-

-

ASS-16 : 20×1400 lb

28000 lb

(various options)

-

-

(various options)

-

-

ASW30 : 30×  646 lb

19380 lb

(various options)

-

-

(various options)

-

-

ASW43 : 36×  370 lb

13320 lb

(various options)

-

-

(various options)

-

-

ASW44 : 36×  432 lb

15552 lb

(various options)

-

-

(various options)

-

-

ASW46 : 36×  515 lb

18540 lb

(various options)

-

-

(various options)

-

-

Stand Off Missiles* Bomb Bay 54,000 lb 2×Inner Pylons 24,000 lb TOTAL 2×Outer Pylons 24,000 lb GRAND
TOTAL

(various options)

-

AGM28: 2×10147 lb

20294 lb

20294 lb

(various options)

-

-

                   
Demolition Bombs Bomb Bay 54,000 lb 2×Inner Pylons 24,000 lb TOTAL 2×Outer Pylons 24,000 lb GRAND
TOTAL

This bomb is already mentioned in the Conventional Bombs section as it may be associated with other weapons, but actually the M56 is a demolition bomb hence the repetition of its mention.  It may be associated with T10 carried externally or the other way around

Mk56 :   8×4000 lb

32000 lb

Mk56 :   4×4000 lb

16000 lb

48000 lb

Mk56 :   4×4000 lb

16000 lb

64000 lb

M56 

Mk56 :   8×4000 lb

32000 lb

T10 :   2×12000 lb

24000 lb

56000 lb

T10 :   2×12000 lb

24000 lb

80000 lb

Very Heavy
Demolition Bombs
Bomb Bay 54,000 lb 2×Inner Pylons 24,000 lb TOTAL 2×Outer Pylons 24,000 lb GRAND
TOTAL

This part is arguable as it seemed from various reading that only the B-36 could handle them.  It is assumed many will question the compatibility of these particular weapons with the B-52, but known dimensions are shown herebelow.  Worth noting are the 5 abreast/6 atop Mk82 arrangement inside the "D-Big Belly" variant retained for dimensional comparison purposes.  Considering some allowance has to be given for braces between rows and columns of Mk82s (to be added on top of the total dimensions shown), it is assumed within AAC that, if necessitated by events, it might have been possible.   So, while a clear departure from observed reality, these "cheat" weapons are considered plausible and added to the BB52J inventory.

Dimensions in inches Bomb bay T10 - 12,000 lb T14 - 22,000 lb T12 - 44,000 lb Mk82 in "Big Belly"
Length 336" 252" 318" 322" -
Height 89" Ř  38" Ř  46" Ř  54" Ř 10.75" × 6 = 64.50"
Width 72" Ř  38" Ř  46" Ř  54" Ř 10.75" × 5 = 53.75"
             
T10  Tall Boy

T10 :   2×12000 lb

24000 lb

T10 :   2×12000 lb

24000 lb

48000 lb

T10 :   2×12000 lb

24000 lb

72000 lb

             
T14  Grand Slam

T14 :   1×22000 lb

22000 lb

T10 :   2×12000 lb

24000 lb

46000 lb

T10 :   2×12000 lb

24000 lb

70000 lb

             
T12  Cloud Maker

T12 :   1×44000 lb

44000 lb

T10 :   2×12000 lb

24000 lb

68000 lb

T10 :   2×12000 lb

24000 lb

92000 lb

Demolition Bombs Bomb Bay 54,000 lb 2×Inner Pylons 24,000 lb TOTAL 2×Outer Pylons 24,000 lb GRAND
TOTAL

This last demolition bomb was used against Japan during the second world war, prior the nuclear strikes against Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  The Mk3 Pumpkin Bomb as it was adequately called is added to the BB52J inventory as the T13

Dimensions in inches Bomb bay T13 - 11,780 lb      
Length 336" 128"
Height 89" Ř  60"
Width 72" Ř  60"
             
T13  Pumpkin

T13 :   2×11780 lb

23560 lb

T10 :   2×12000 lb

24000 lb

47560 lb

T10 :   2×12000 lb

24000 lb

71560 lb

 
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