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B-25 bombs

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I was practicing my level bombing skills (cuz girls like skills). But i came to the conclusion that caring 3x1000lbs does less damage per area than 12x100lbs. The 1000 bombs tend to fall extremely near to each other therefore the damage area is very small. The 100lbs bombs spread out nicely and cover a bigger are. The other nice thing is the fact that you have such a larger margin of error. In perceptive the 3x1000 bomb does a baseball size damage wile the 12x100 does the damage of a melon.

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Special K wrote:I was practicing my level bombing skills (cuz girls like skills). But i came to the conclusion that caring 3x1000lbs does less damage per area than 12x100lbs. The 1000 bombs tend to fall extremely near to each other therefore the damage area is very small. The 100lbs bombs spread out nicely and cover a bigger are. The other nice thing is the fact that you have such a larger margin of error. In perceptive the 3x1000 bomb does a baseball size damage wile the 12x100 does the damage of a melon.
What alt and airspeed? I gotta do this myself to believe it.

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any air speed any alt... just look how close together your 1000 to each other

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S!~ Kevin,

I believe that you are correct. When I am bombing I will generally use the 3 1,000 lb. bombs for a precision target where I need concentrated firepower, such as a ship. However, when bombing a factory or airbase, the 100 lb. bombs are better.
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The distance should be increased with a higher altitude, I would assume anyways. I'm going to try this. Oh, and no, Parafrag bombs DO INDEED suck the big one for strafing. Unfortunately Normandy doesn't contain vast columns of Japanese Troops and jungles.

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I must say that I challenge that, reason:

Those 3x1,000 lb bombs fall close to each other is because of the salvo load, they fall 2 at once, then 1 all by it self that last. The bombsight automation releases all bombs by the salvo, the 2 bombs first and then the single bomb right after it. See now if you had a B-29 and used 20x 1,000 lbs you can see its more of the quanity that gives you more area to bomb. Kind of giving you that carpet bomb effect to cover more area. Same thing if you had the B-25 with just 3 bombs, its the way they load in order. Also heavier bombs drop faster. 12x 100, not as heavy they travel more distance before hitting the ground so at altitude they will go farther than 3x 1,000lbs.
And if your fuse is set to 5 seconds while going 320 mph with light bombs on the deck, their most likely to skip for a bit.

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 =:represents the double salvo
-:represnts the single salvo

B-25 3x 1,000lbs salvo: 
= -

B-25 12x 100lbs salvo
= = = = = =

B-29 20 1,000lbs salvo:

= = = = = = = = = =
Compare and contrast

See the similarieties and differences.

The bombsight automation I suppose calculates the bomb weight by the altitude, but hey, I'm not no "rocket surgent" :lol:
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Razgriz_37 wrote:I must say that I challenge that, reason:

Those 3x1,000 lb bombs fall close to each other is because of the salvo load, they fall 2 at once, then 1 all by it self that last. The bombsight automation releases all bombs by the salvo, the 2 bombs first and then the single bomb right after it. See now if you had a B-29 and used 20x 1,000 lbs you can see its more of the quanity that gives you more area to bomb. Kind of giving you that carpet bomb effect to cover more area. Same thing if you had the B-25 with just 3 bombs, its the way they load in order. Also heavier bombs drop faster. 12x 100, not as heavy they travel more distance before hitting the ground so at altitude they will go farther than 3x 1,000lbs.
And if your fuse is set to 5 seconds while going 320 mph with light bombs on the deck, their most likely to skip for a bit.

Code: Select all

 Ledgend
 =:represents the double salvo
-:represnts the single salvo

B-25 3x 1,000lbs salvo: 
= -

B-25 12x 100lbs salvo
= = = = = =

B-29 20 1,000lbs salvo:

= = = = = = = = = =
Compare and contrast

See the similarieties and differences.

The bombsight automation I suppose calculates the bomb weight by the altitude, but hey, I'm not no "rocket surgent" :lol:

Heavier bombs drop faster...I am no Einstein but Newton is fookin pissed at you now Raz for such a claim. Both bombs should fall at the same speed. 12 X 100 creates a lag period which means your aircraft is traveling a further distance as each consecutive bomb is dropped. In plain terms, it takes longer to drop 12 thingies than to drop 3 thingies. As such, greater area of coverage. The decision whether to take heavy bombs or light bombs, is as Tiger says, a question of the mission. If you must take out a heavy target, such as ship, tanks, buildings such as hangars, then 3x1000s are the preferred way of doing it. If your intent is to mangle softer targets such as aircraft on the groud, then parafrag 100lbs should do the trick. No one is going to want to take off if they hear plinking on their aircraft regardless if any serious damage was done. In addition, the way to neutralize an airfield is bomb the runways and taxiways. The mission generator should keep the runway screwed up until it regenerates next mission. So, if your intent is to prevent enemy aircraft from recovering/taking off. Fly three bombers and put either 500lbs or 1000 lbs at each end and midpoint of the runways and parallel taxiways. As people try to take off, their landing gears get sheered from the potholes.
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