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Major.Snacko
05-17-2008, 11:03 AM
Is there a list somewhere of what all the acronyms mean on the bombs and rockets?

So far I think I know that:
FAB: Fuel Air Bomb
AP: Armor Piercing rocket
ParaFrag: Parachute something.....

blairgowrie
05-17-2008, 12:43 PM
Here is a link for the Luftwaffe stuff Snacko. Hope this helps.

http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/LRG/bombs.html

OMK_Hand
05-18-2008, 01:34 PM
Hi DD_Snacko.
Here's a list of things...

Lufwaffe Ordinance:

AB-250
Type: Munitions dispenser carrying "SD-2" antipersonnel fragmentation bombs or "SD-4" hollow-charge antitank munitions. AB-250 could carry 144 SD-2s or 30

SD-4s. It could also accommodate 224 tiny "SD-1" munitions, 17 "SD-10" bombs, 184 "B-1" incendiaries, or 116 "B-2" steel-nosed incendiaries.

AB-500
Type: Munitions dispenser carrying SD-2 antipersonnel fragmentation bombs or SD-4 hollow-charge antitank munitions.

AB-1000
Type: Munitions dispenser carrying SD-2 antipersonnel fragmentation bombs or SD-4 hollow-charge antitank munitions.

LT F5b
Type: Air-launched torpedo
(used on He-111)

PC 1600
Type: Armour piercing bomb

SC 50
Type: General purpose bomb

SC 70
Type: General purpose bomb

SC 250
Type: General purpose bomb

SC 500
Type: General purpose bomb

SC 1000 "Hermann"
Type: General purpose bomb

SC 1800 "Satan"
Type: General purpose bomb

SC 2000
Type: General purpose bomb

SD 500
Type: Fragmentation bomb

Soviet Ordnance:

45-12-AN Torpedo:
Type: Air-launched 533 mm torpedo used with IL-2 T

45-36-AN/45-36-AV Torpedo:
Type: Air-launched 450 mm torpedo used with IL-4 T

AJ-2 Ampoules:
Type: Napalm dispenser

AO-10:
Type: General purpose bomb

AO-25:
Type: General purpose bomb

BRS-82, BRS-132:
Type: Anti-armor rockets

FAB-50:
Type: General purpose bomb

FAB-100:
Type: General purpose bomb

FAB-250:
Type: General purpose bomb

FAB-500:
Type: General purpose bomb

FAB-1000:
Type: General purpose bomb

FAB-2000:
Type: General purpose bomb

FAB-5000:
Type: General purpose bomb

PTAB-2.5:
Type: Multiple anti-tank bomblet

RS-82, RS-132, M-13:
Type: Rockets with demolition warhead

VAP-250:
Type: Phosphorus dispenser

US Ordnance:

100 lb. bomb:
Type: General purpose bomb

250 lb. bomb:
Type: General purpose bomb

300 lb. bomb:
Type: General purpose bomb

500 lb. bomb:
Type: General purpose bomb

1000 lb. bomb:
Type: General purpose bomb

1600 lb. bomb:
Type: General purpose bomb

2000 lb. bomb:
Type: General purpose bomb

4.5" M8 Rocket:
Type: General purpose rocket

HVAR 5" Rocket:
Type: General purpose rocket

AP HVAR 5" Rocket:
Type: Armour-piercing rocket

Mk.13 Torpedo:
Type: Air-launched torpedo with 400-600 lb. (182-272 kg) warhead
Weight: 2,167 pounds (982.9 kg)

Napalm:
Type: "Jellied" gasoline incendiary bomb
Weight: 154 gallons

Parafrag:
Type: ******ed fragmentation bomb
Weight: 23 pounds (10.4 kg)

Tiny Tim:
Type: 11.75" unguided surface attack rocket with 500 lb. (227 kg) semi-armour-piercing warhead

Japanese Ordnance:

15 kg bomb:
Type: General purpose bomb

30 kg bomb:
Type: General purpose bomb

50 kg bomb:
Type: General purpose bomb

50 kg (INC) bomb:
Type: Incendiary bomb

60 kg bomb:
Type: General purpose bomb

100 kg bomb:
Type: General purpose bomb

250 kg bomb:
Type: General purpose bomb

500 kg bomb:
Type: General purpose bomb

600 kg bomb:
Type: General purpose bomb

800 kg bomb:
Type: General purpose bomb

Cargo:
Type: Supplies dropped by parachute from transport aircraft (L2D-2 Showa)

Type 3 Mk.27 Bomb-Rockets:
Type: Air-launched unguided anti-aircraft rockets with phosphorus incendiary warhead

Type 91 Torpedo:
Type: Air-launched torpedo with 250 kg warhead
Weight: 835 kg

Don't recall which document these are taken from (I keep this to hand as a seperate item), but http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif to the person responsible...

Hope this helps.
That Luftwaffe resource centre is a cool site...

TinyTim
05-19-2008, 08:24 AM
Originally posted by DD_Snacko:
FAB: Fuel Air Bomb


It's a Russian weapon in Russian sim. It makes perfect sense it's an abbreviation in Russian, not English.

It stands for Fugasnaya Aviacionaya Bomba,
or: General Purpose Bomb.

I don't believe air dropped or launched thermobaric weapons (apart from primitive ones like napalm), were used before Vietnam war.

JG53Frankyboy
05-19-2008, 09:30 AM
Originally posted by OMK_Hand:
.........
AB-250
Type: Munitions dispenser carrying "SD-2" antipersonnel fragmentation bombs or "SD-4" hollow-charge antitank munitions. AB-250 could carry 144 SD-2s or 30

SD-4s. It could also accommodate 224 tiny "SD-1" munitions, 17 "SD-10" bombs, 184 "B-1" incendiaries, or 116 "B-2" steel-nosed incendiaries.

AB-500
Type: Munitions dispenser carrying SD-2 antipersonnel fragmentation bombs or SD-4 hollow-charge antitank munitions.

AB-1000
Type: Munitions dispenser carrying SD-2 antipersonnel fragmentation bombs or SD-4 hollow-charge antitank munitions.

........................

in game the AB-250 is loaded with the anti personal SD-2 bomplest , because of lack of any infantrie not very usefull in game.

the AB-500 is loaded with amourpiercing SD-4 HL bomblets, not very usefull, because youre need luck that sich a bomlets hits a tank directly.

the AB-1000 is loaded with , "incendary" bomblets - well, perhaps usefull on a loaded airfield..............

anyway, a SC bomb of the same weight is always preferable - at least in my experience.

Major.Snacko
05-19-2008, 10:02 AM
Thanks Guys! This is what I was looking for....

Snacko

Xiolablu3
05-19-2008, 10:17 AM
I have seen experts like JTD and Boemher use AB500 bombs on tanks with incredible success, takin gout whole columns of medium tanks.

They CAN be very effective when used properly.

Kocur_
05-20-2008, 02:22 AM
Originally posted by TinyTim:
It stands for Fugasnaya Aviacionaya Bomba,
or: General Purpose Bomb.


Which is perfectly good translation of the term, while direct, word to word translation would be like: Explosive or rather Blast Aerial Bomb, that is a bomb of high total weight to weight of explosive ratio, i.e. a bomb acting on target mostly by blast, where fragments, relatively light and few would be of a secondary meaning.

OAB: Oskolochnaya Aviatsonnaya Bomba, or: Fragmenting Aerial Bomb, that is a bomb of low explosive weight in total weigth of the bomb, to produce lots of fragments at expense of power or the blast.

OFAB: stands between above types.

PTAB: Protivotankovaya Aviatsonnaya Bomba, or: Antitank Aerial Bomb. PTAB-2,5 had HEAT warhead.

ZAB: I cant remember the Russian Z word, but it stands for incendiary bomb.