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2018-02-23

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US M118 3,000 lb bomb representation

 
     
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INTRODUCTION

Atlantic Air Combat™ essentially refers to "general purpose" gravity bombs, with a couple of other items co-existing with this main core of weapons.  Generally speaking, most of these bombs are illustrated in the public domain; have an easily recognized  shape with some actually being iconic.  This starting point applies equally to US and Soviet bombs to only mention the two main streams.

Then there are odd shaped or odd sized items.  It they are to be represented in AAC™, their representation should preferably consistent with historical reality.  Their size might be cheated somewhat to make cheats easier or feasible, but the real size and shape is usually our starting point.

Then, that's where the US 3,000 lb M118 bomb seems to create a difficulty.  It's usual representation doesn't seem to fit the data....

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Official Representation

As shown on page 165 of the 0P-1280 (1955), the M118 is illustrated as shown below.  For the purpose of these notes, this image has been "cleaned" but not resized.  So, whatever the scale, it's shown as is, and it should be worth noting that the front and side view are not at the same scale

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