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 Bombs - General Purpose

  WWII & Cold War Bombs 

Bombs - General Purpose

Also called "GP" bombs, "dumb bombs" or "gravity bombs", these are the main core of Atlantic Air Combat bombs even if a few other types may co-exist in  the game.  AAC GP bombs are listed on the main page, with this background page dedicated to collected data.  Not all vintage bombs are of interest to AAC and the values eventually retained for AAC purposes may differ from what is shown here.  An example is the 4,000 lb US M-56 for which a total weight value of 4750 lb has been fournd and retained (but the source lost !!), but this also applies to the Soviet bombs of the 1940s and 1950s for which scores of data variants have been collected - when retained, a single set of values will be associated with a given bomb type/reference.

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 US WWII & COLD WAR BOMBS

Index

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Class Bomb Weight Filling
GP   50 lb ----- lb
| AN-M30 100 lb 54 lb
| AN-M57 250 lb 123 lb
| M-31 275 lb 237 lb
| AN-M43 500 lb 262 lb
| AN-M64 500 lb 262 lb
| M-32 600 lb 336 lb
| M-117 750 lb 403 lb
| M-44 1028 lb 595 lb
| M-33 1100 lb 618 lb
| AN-M65 1000 lb 530 lb
| M-34 2050 lb 1113 lb
| AN-M34 2000 lb 1063 lb
| AN-M66 2000 lb 1061 lb
SAP AN-M58 500 lb 145 lb
| AN-M59 1000 lb 303 lb
| M103 2000 lb 556 lb
Class Bomb Weight Filling
AP M62 600 lb 34 lb
| M61 850 lb 33 lb
| M60 900 lb 43 lb
| M52 1000 lb 58 lb
| AN-Mk.33 1000 lb 144 lb
| M63 1400 lb 35 lb
| AN-Mk.1 1600 lb 215 lb
LC AN-M56 4000 lb 3245 lb
Dem T55 M118 3000 lb 1974 lb
| T18 - 4000 lb 2002 lb
| T10 M109 12000 lb 5100 lb
| T39 M123 12000 lb 5100 lb
| T14 M110 22000 lb 9400 lb
| T28 E1 25000 lb 4200 lb
| T28 E2 25200 lb 3900 lb
| T28 E4 25300 lb 3900 lb
| T12 43600 lb 17600 lb
Class Bomb Weight Filling
Frag AN-M41 20 lb 2.7 lb
| AN-M40 23 lb 2.7 lb
| M81 260 lb - lb
| M26 1500 lb - lb
Chem M47 100 lb 68 lb
| M70 115 lb 64 lb
| M78 500 lb 125 lb
| M79 1000 lb 250 lb
IB AN-M50 4 lb 2 lb
Flares AN-M26 53 lb - lb
Practice M38 100 lb 2 lb
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Class Bomb Bomb Weight Filling
GB GB-1 - 2000 lb 1063 lb
| GB-4 - 2000 lb 1063 lb
VB VB-1 Azon 1000 lb 530 lb
| VB-2 Azon 2000 lb 1061 lb
| VB-3 Razon 1000 lb 530 lb
| VB-4 Razon 2000 lb 1061 lb
| VB-6 Felix 1200 lb 530 lb
| VB-9 ROC 1000 lb 530 lb
| VB10 - 1000 lb 530 lb
| ASM4 Dove 1000 lb 530 lb
| VB13 Tarzon 13100 lb 5100 lb
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Class Bomb Weight Filling
DC AN-Mk.17 325 lb 252 lb
| AN-Mk.29 650 lb 464 lb
| Mk.37 650 lb 464 lb
| Mk.38 650 lb 464 lb
| AN-Mk.41 325 lb 252 lb
| AN-Mk.44 330 lb 252 lb
| AN-Mk.47 330 lb 252 lb
| Mk.49 650 lb 464 lb
| Mk.52 100 lb 50 lb
| AN-Mk.53 330 lb 225 lb
| AN-Mk.54 330 lb 225 lb
       
       
       
       
Class Torpedo Weight Filling
Torp Mk.13 2100 lb 600 lb
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BOMBS CORRELATION M Series Navy AN Series AN-GP AN-GP A1 T Series VB Series
100 lb   M-30 Mk 4-4 AN-M30 AN-M30 AN-M30-A1

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250 lb   M-57 - AN-57 AN-M57 AN-M57-A1

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300 lb   M-31 - - - -

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500 lb   M-43 Mk 12-2 AN-43 AN-M64 AN-M64-A1

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600 lb   M-32 - - - -

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1 000 lb   M-44 Mk 13-2 AN-44 AN-M65 AN-M65-A1

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VB-1 = M-65  based - Azon
VB-3 = M-65  based - Razon
VB-6 = M-65  based - Felix
ASM4 = M-65  based - Dove

1 100 lb   M-33 - - - -

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2 000 lb   M-34 - AN-32 AN-M66 AN-M66-A1

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VB-2 = M-66  based - Azon
VB-4 = M-66  based - Razon

12 000 lb 194+-1955 M109 - - - -

T-10 Tallboy

VB13 = M121 based - Tarzon

22 000 lb   M110 - - - -

T-14 Grand Slam

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44 000 lb   M111 - - - -

T-12 Cloudmaker

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3 000 lb   M118 - - - -

T-55 -

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"M" SERIES BOMBS

M-30 M-57 M-31 M-43 / M-64 M-32 M-33

WEIGHT CLASS

100 lb 250 lb 300 lb 500 lb 600 lb 1100 Lb

Body

8.2". 10.90" 10.9". 14.20" 15.2". 19.8".

Length overall

36.0". 45.40" 48.6". 56.90" 59.5". 68.7".

Length body

30.0". 36.00" 40.2". 45.00" 49.5". 54.7".

Wall thickness

0.16". 0.270" 0.27". 0.300" 0.35". 0.43".

Tail length

9.75". 12.10" 12.1". 13.90" 13.9". 18.5".

Tail span

11.0". 14.90" 14.9". 18.90" 20.4". 27.0".

Tail weight

3.5 lb 6.00 lb 6.0 lb 12.30 lb 12.6 lb 22.5 lb

Filling - Type

Amatol TNT Amatol TNT Amatol TNT Amatol TNT Com-B Amatol TNT Amatol TNT

Filling - Weight

  53 lb   54 lb 124 lb 129 lb 135 lb 137 lb 262 lb 267 lb 274 lb 319 lb 336 lb 588 lb 618 lb

TOTAL WEIGHT

106 lb 107 lb 256 lb 260 lb 272 lb 274 lb 510 lb 525 lb 535 lb 586 lb 621 lb 1111 lb 1141 lb

Charge/Weight ratio

50% 51% 48% 50% 49% 50% 51% 51% 51% 54% 54% 53% 54%
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"M" SERIES BOMBS

M-44 M-65 M-65A1 M-34 M-66 M-66A1

WEIGHT CLASS

1000 lb 1000 lb 1000 lb 2000 lb 2000 lb 2000 lb

Body

18.80" 18.80" 18.80" 23.30" 23.30" 23.30"

Length overall

67.10" 67.10" 67.10" 90.40" 90.40" 90.40"

Length body

53.10" 53.10" 53.10" 70.00" 70.00" 70.00"

Wall thickness

0.500" 0.500" 0.500" 0.500" 0.500" 0.500"

Tail length

18.50" 18.50" 18.50" 25.70" 25.70" 25.70"

Tail span

25.40" 25.40" 25.40" 31.60" 31.60" 31.60"

Tail weight

21.50 lb 21.50 lb 21.50 lb 38.60 lb 38.60 lb 38.60 lb

Filling - Type

Amatol TNT Amatol TNT TNT Comp-B Amatol TNT Amatol TNT TNT Comp-B

Filling - Weight

530 lb 558 lb 530 lb 558 lb 558 lb   595 lb 1033 lb 1117 lb 1033 lb 1117 lb 1117 lb 1142 lb

TOTAL WEIGHT

964 lb 990 lb 965 lb 990 lb 990 lb 1040 lb 2049 lb 2103 lb 2052 lb 2106 lb 2106 lb 2140 lb

Charge/Weight ratio

55% 56% 56% 56% 56% 57% 52% 53% 52% 53% 53% 53%
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ARMOUR PIERCING BOMBS

M62-AP M61-AP M60-AP Mk33-AP M52-AP M63-AP Mk1-AP M58-SAP M59-SAP M103-SAP

SEMI ARMOR PIERCING

600 lb 800 lb 900 lb 1000 lb 1000 lb 1400 lb 1600 lb 500 lb 1000 lb 2000 lb

Body

10.1". 12.4". 12.2". 12.0 12.3". 14.3" 14.0" 11.8" 15.1" 18.75"

Length overall

62.1". 58.7". 61.7". 73.0 70.9". 69.1" 83.5" 57.8" 69.3" 88.50"

Length body

46.9". 38.6". 41.3". 58.0 50.0". 45.7". 69.5" 46.8" 57.3" 68.50"

Wall thickness

        2.3".   1.30" 0.75" 1.00" 01.30"

Tail length

17.5". 22.7". 22.76" 17.0 22.76". 24.0". 20.5" 15.05" 16.80" 25.60"

Tail span

13.8". 16.6". 16.6". 16.0 16.6". 19.6". 20.6" 16.18" 20.70" 25.80"

Tail weight

15.12 lb 22.4 lb 22.4 lb   21.0 lb     11.4 lb 17.0 lb 52.70 lb

Filling - Type

Explosive D Explosive D Explosive D Explosive D Explosive D Explosive D Explosive D TNT TNT Picratol

Filling - Weight

33.61 lb 32.68 lb 43.34 lb 140 lb 58.35 lb 35 lb 215 lb 160 lb 320 lb 556 lb

TOTAL WEIGHT

634.0 lb 853.0 lb 889.0 lb 1025 lb 1077.0 lb 1412.0 lb 1590 lb 472 lb 995 lb 2059 lb

Charge/Weight ratio

5.5 % 3.8 % 4.8 % 14% 5.4 % 2.5 % 14% 34% 32% 27%
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LARGE ORDNANCE

T-8 M-56 Light Case T-55 - M118 T-28E0  Amazon I T-28E1  Amazon II

WEIGHT

4000 lb 4000 lb 3000 lb 22,000 lb 25,000 lb

Body

28.00" 34.00" 24.00" 38.00" 38.00"

Length overall

119.0" 177.3" 216.0"   241.0"

Length body

85.00" 94.90"     154.0"

Wall thickness

0.875" 0.370"      

Tail length

  28.00"   87.00" 87.00"

Tail span

  47.60"      

Tail weight

  95 lb   800 lb 800 lb

Filling - Type

TNT Tritonal TNT Amatol 50/50            

Filling - Weight

1857 lb 2002 lb 3362 lb 3245 lb 3238 lb 1974 lb       4200 lb  

TOTAL WEIGHT

4030 lb 4175 lb 4205 lb 4085 lb 4232 lb 3050 lb   22000 lb   25000 lb  

Charge/Weight ratio

46% 48% 80% 79% 77% 66%       17%  
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EXTRA LARGE ORDNANCE

T-10  Tallboy T-14  Grand Slam T-12  Cloud Maker T-28E2  Samson T-28E4  Samson

WEIGHT

12000 lb 22000 lb 44000 lb 25,200 lb 25,300 lb

Body

38.0" 03'10" 04'06" 32.00" 32.00"

Length overall

21'00" 25'05" 26'10" 283.0" 305.0"

Length body

10'04" 12'06" 16-06" 196.0" 218.0"

Wall thickness

1.20" 1.75"      

Tail length

10'04" 13'04"   87.00" 87.00"

Tail span

03'06" 04'04"      

Tail weight

      800 lb 800 lb

Filling - Type

Torpex Tritonal Torpex Tritonal Torpex          

Filling - Weight

4980 lb 5100 lb 9200 lb 9400 lb 17600 lb   3900 lb   3900 lb  

TOTAL WEIGHT

11630 lb 11750 lb 21875 lb 22115 lb 43600 lb   25200 lb   25300 lb  

Charge/Weight ratio

43% 43% 42% 43% 40%   15%   15%  
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SEA MINES

Mk 13 Mk 26 - - - -

Smoke

AN-M47

WEIGHT

1000 lb 1000 lb - - - -

Bombs

100 lb

Body

19.88" 18.63"        

Body

8.10"

Length overall

68.75" 64.5 / 68.5"        

Length oa

48.9"

Length body

           

Length body

39.0"

Wall thickness

           

Wall thickness

0.06"

Tail length

15.25"          

Tail length

12.9"

Tail span

25.50"          

Tail span

10.9"

Tail weight

           

Tail weight

 

Filling - Type

TNT Torpex            

Filling Type

 

Filling - Weight

640 lb 700 lb 465 lb 625 lb        

Filling Weight

100 lb

TOTAL WEIGHT

1030 lb 1090 lb 1000 lb 1060 lb        

WEIGHT

130 lb

Charge/Weight ratio

62% 63% 46% 49%        

Charge ratio

 
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DEPTH CHARGES

Mk 17 Mk 41 Mk 44 Mk 47 Mk 53 Mk 54 Mk 29 Mk 37 Mk 38 Mk 49

WEIGHT

350 lb 350 lb 350 lb 350 lb 325 lb 350 lb 650 lb 650 lb 650 lb 650 lb

Body

15.00" 15.00" 15.00" 15.00" 13.80" 13.80" 17.70" 17.70" 17.70" 17.70"

Length overall

52.50" 49.90" 52.50" 49.90" 52.50" 52.50" 70.00" 63.00" 58.50" 58.50"

Length body

31.10" 27.80" 31.10" 27.80" 33.25" 33.25" 41.00" 41.00" 36.40" 36.40"

Wall thickness

0.060" 0.060" 0.060" 0.060" 00.06" 00.06" 0.120" 0.120" 0.120" 0.120"

Tail length

20.20" 24.60" 20.20" 24.60" 24.50" 24.50" 36.00" 29.00" 29.00" 29.00"

Tail span

20.60" 15.40" 20.60" 15.40" 13.90" 13.90" 17.70" 17.70" 17.70" 17.70"

Tail weight

                   

Filling - Type

TNT TNT Torpex Torpex TNT Torpex TNT TNT TNT Torpex

Filling - Weight

224 lb 227 lb 249 lb 252 lb 225 lb 250 lb 464 lb 454 lb 425 lb 472 lb

TOTAL WEIGHT

325 lb 347 lb 350 lb 355 lb 330 lb 354 lb 657 lb 659 lb 634 lb 681 lb

Charge/Weight ratio

69% 65% 71% 71% 68% 71% 70% 70% 67% 69%

NOTE

round nose flat nose round nose flat nose