Bombs damage values
 

 Additional Notes/2

 

Explosive Content

In Atlantic Air Combat™, bombs, mines, depth charges or torpedoes are exploding when hitting a "hard" surface, with mines, depth charges and torpedoes only carrying on with their assigned behaviour when hitting water.   In effect all these items may very well be used as "dumb bombs".

Then these various items have a different explosive content.  Irrelevant to their size or total weight, all these weapons are here sorted by their explosive content.  As they are shown with their AAC identifcation only, these should be read as follows (with sonobuoys being one exception and the rest being general purpose bombs):
ASS: anti-shipping torpedoes ASW: anti-submarine DC: depth charges SM: sea mines

Filling Ratio

The filling ratio compares the amount of explosive content to the total weight.  The reference values are those expressed in pounds (lb).  A few of these show an outstanding result

Damage Power

Bombs or assimilated items rely on their weight, the amount of explosive they carry and their kinetic energy to create damage.  In the below table, the damage value is the result of the following parametres (it is assumed bombs are released at a speed of 350 knots (180 meter/second) with drag and gravity acceleration anihilating each other :
    Formula Example Value 1 Value 2 Value 3 Value 4 Value 5 Result
Momentum Projectile weight in lb × speed in m/s Mk064 500 lb - 180 m/s - - 9000
Effectiveness Explosive (lb) ÷ projectile (lb) × 10 + 1 Mk064 500 lb 267 lb - - - 6.34
Damage Momentum × Effectiveness Mk064 - - - 9000 6.34 57060

So a Mk064 500 lb bomb, the AAC base line item, creates a damage level of 57060.  In comparison, a 30x90mm cannon shell represent a damage level of 583.
      Dimensions Weight Explosive Filling Damage      
3 23 ID Ř L kg lb kg  lb  Ratio Value      
- Sonobuoy - 0.023 0.914 18 kg 39 lb / / /        
SM530 0.356 1.340 173 kg 380 lb 0.61 kg 1.32 lb 0.0035        
DCDSW 0.356 1.340 173 kg 380 lb 0.61 kg 1.32 lb 0.0035        
44B01 0.130 0.563 10 kg 22 lb 2 kg 5 lb 0.2273
Mk041 0.130 0.570 11 kg 25 lb 3 kg 7 lb 0.2800
BAT12 0.120 1.500 34 kg 75 lb 24 kg 53 lb 0.7067
Mk030 0.208 0.978 45 kg 100 lb 25 kg 54 lb 0.5400
44B05 0.219 0.950 60 kg 132 lb 25 kg 54 lb 0.4091
ASW43 0.324 2.241 168 kg 370 lb 27 kg 60 lb 0.1622        
ASW44 0.324 2.499 196 kg 430 lb 34 kg 75 lb 0.1744        
ASW46 0.324 2.590 234 kg 515 lb 44 kg 97 lb 0.1883        
Mk081 0.223 1.940 112 kg 250 lb 44 kg 97 lb 0.3880
62B10 0.216 1.690 100 kg 224 lb 45 kg 99 lb 0.4420
ASW30 0.457 2.450 293 kg 650 lb 45 kg 99 lb 0.1523        
SM061 0.223 1.940 114 kg 250 lb 45 kg 100 lb 0.4000        
DCBS3 0.211 1.300 95 kg 210 lb 38 kg 84 lb 0.4000        
DCB10 0.240 1.177 100 kg 220 lb 40 kg 88 lb 0.4000        
DCB25 0.240 1.500 123 kg 270 lb 49 kg 108 lb 0.4000        
Mk057 0.254 1.219 113 kg 250 lb 63 kg 139 lb 0.5560
44B10 0.254 1.219 113 kg 250 lb 63 kg 139 lb 0.5560
SW120 0.230 1.530 120 kg 264 lb 67 kg 148 lb 0.5606
ASWT4 0.325 2.716 381 kg 840 lb 76 kg 167 lb 0.1988        
DC011 0.279 1.390 145 kg 320 lb 80 kg 176 lb 0.5500        
SM191 0.470 2.103 250 kg 550 lb 86 kg 190 lb 0.3455        
DC047 0.468 1.295 150 kg 340 lb 98 kg 215 lb 0.6323        
SMP25 0.305 2.080 250 kg 551 lb 100 kg 220 lb 0.3993
ASWL4 0.533 2.957 530 kg 1170 lb 100 kg 220 lb 0.1880        
Mk067 0.357 2.121 725 kg 1600 lb 101 kg 222 lb 0.1387
SM501 0.357 2.276 263 kg 580 lb 108 kg 238 lb 0.4103        
62B25 0.292 2.260 272 kg 600 lb 113 kg 249 lb 0.4150
SMB25 0.292 2.260 272 kg 600 lb 113 kg 249 lb 0.4150        
44B25 0.361 1.504 227 kg 500 lb 121 kg 267 lb 0.5340
Mk064 0.361 1.504 227 kg 500 lb 121 kg 267 lb 0.5340
Mk082 0.273 2.220 241 kg 500 lb 124 kg 275 lb 0.5500
SM062 0.273 2.210 227 kg 500 lb 125 kg 275 lb 0.5500        
SW250 0.390 1.650 250 kg 550 lb 141 kg 310 lb 0.5636
SMP21 0.396 2.390 400 kg 882 lb 160 kg 353 lb 0.4002
Mk020 0.330 2.184 312 kg 687 lb 171 kg 376 lb 0.5473
DC101 0.408 2.160 340 kg 750 lb 182 kg 400 lb 0.5333        
Mk117 0.400 2.160 340 kg 750 lb 183 kg 403 lb 0.5373
SM063 0.357 3.000 454 kg 1000 lb 189 kg 416 lb 0.4160        
SM101 0.528 3.112 849 kg 1850 lb 191 kg 420 lb 0.2270        
ASSTA 0.450 4.500 950 kg 2100 lb 200 kg 441 lb 0.2100        
Mk083 0.357 3.000 454 kg 1000 lb 202 kg 445 lb 0.4450
DC049 0.450 1.778 295 kg 650 lb 211 kg 464 lb 0.7138        
SMB50 0.400 2.430 500 kg 1033 lb 214 kg 471 lb 0.4560        
62B50 0.400 2.430 500 kg 1100 lb 214 kg 471 lb 0.4282
Mk021 0.420 2.489 505 kg 1112 lb 224 kg 495 lb 0.4451
ASS16 0.457 3.962 650 kg 1400 lb 227 kg 500 lb 0.3571        
ASSRb 0.450 5.460 860 kg 1900 lb 235 kg 520 lb 0.2737        
44B50 0.477 1.765 454 kg 1000 lb 244 kg 538 lb 0.5380
Mk065 0.477 1.765 454 kg 1000 lb 251 kg 553 lb 0.5530
SM360 0.473 1.800 513 kg 1130 lb 263 kg 580 lb 0.5133        
SM361 0.473 2.756 506 kg 1115 lb 263 kg 580 lb 0.5202        
SW500 0.430 2.270 500 kg 1100 lb 281 kg 619 lb 0.5627
SM520 0.478 1.783 497 kg 1095 lb 284 kg 625 lb 0.5708        
SM551 0.594 2.283 908 kg 2000 lb 284 kg 625 lb 0.3125        
ASS13 0.569 4.180 908 kg 2000 lb 284 kg 625 lb 0.3125        
SM131 0.470 2.103 477 kg 1050 lb 291 kg 640 lb 0.6095        
SMD50 0.470 2.103 500 kg 1102 lb 300 kg 661 lb 0.5998        
SW600 0.470 2.060 600 kg 1322 lb 337 kg 742 lb 0.5613
SM390 0.570 2.237 908 kg 2000 lb 422 kg 930 lb 0.4650        
SM064 0.458 3.280 908 kg 2000 lb 429 kg 945 lb 0.4725        
Mk084 0.458 3.280 900 kg 2000 lb 451 kg 993 lb 0.4965
SMB90 0.498 3.560 900 kg 1982 lb 476 kg 1048 lb 0.5288        
62B90 0.498 3.560 1000 kg 2205 lb 476 kg 1048 lb 0.4753
44B90 0.594 2.357 900 kg 2000 lb 522 kg 1150 lb 0.5750
Mk066 0.594 2.357 908 kg 2000 lb 522 kg 1150 lb 0.5750
SM250 0.570 2.346 917 kg 2020 lb 579 kg 1275 lb 0.6312        
SM251 0.570 3.251 922 kg 2030 lb 579 kg 1275 lb 0.6281        
54B15 0.580 3.000 1550 kg 3414 lb 675 kg 1487 lb 0.4556
SMD99 0.594 2.283 1000 kg 2205 lb 700 kg 1543 lb 0.6998        
Mk118 0.609 2.300 1400 kg 3000 lb 896 kg 1974 lb 0.6580
62B99 0.591 3.818 1500 kg 3307 lb 972 kg 2141 lb 0.6474
12T10 0.965 6.401 5400 kg 12000 lb 5200 kg 2400 lb 0.2000
DC090 0.785 3.175 1816 kg 4000 lb 1300 kg 2860 lb 0.7150        
SC2K5 0.813 3.918 2400 kg 5285 lb 1315 kg 2900 lb 0.5487
54B30 0.750 3.100 3067 kg 6744 lb 1387 kg 3055 lb 0.4530
Mk056 0.864 2.980 2153 kg 4750 lb 1689 kg 3721 lb 0.7834
22T14 1.168 8.077 9988 kg 22000 lb 9136 kg 4144 lb 0.1884
54B50 ? 3.106 5247 kg 11557 lb 2207 kg 4861 lb 0.4206
13T13 1.530 3.270 5348 kg 11780 lb 2860 kg 6300 lb 0.5348
44T12 1.372 8.179 19784 kg 43600 lb 3913 kg 8626 lb 0.1978
54B90 1.120 5.050 9407 kg 20739 lb 4287 kg 9473 lb 0.4568