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Wannabe-Pilot
03-19-2004, 02:54 PM
How are the SC and SD bomb types different (german bombs)? Their effect seems pretty same to me. Of course, this question concerns the FB 1.22. version.

Has anything been changed in AEP regarding bombs and other ordinance? Have they added more bomb types?

Wannabe-Pilot
03-19-2004, 02:54 PM
How are the SC and SD bomb types different (german bombs)? Their effect seems pretty same to me. Of course, this question concerns the FB 1.22. version.

Has anything been changed in AEP regarding bombs and other ordinance? Have they added more bomb types?

DamienW
03-19-2004, 03:53 PM
Ooooh yes they have http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif The stuka and He-111 finally get some serious bombs, we're talking SC1000 or SC2000 here http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

SD : fragmentation bomb
SC : all-purpose, standard bomb.

Wannabe-Pilot
03-19-2004, 04:03 PM
Fragmentation as in cluster submunitions? I think AB type has cluster submunitions, it disperses in the air.

I ask this because I'm not sure which type is best suited for anti-shipping missions, SC or SD? Which one has the anti-armour effect?

Kampfmeister
03-19-2004, 09:32 PM
I always wondered about this myself. If I understand DamienW corrrectly, then the SC all-purpose bomb would be the one to use for anti-shipping. The SD fragmentation bomb would be better suited for use against softer ground targets such as trucks and infantry. Maybe someone else can enlighten us a little more on these bomb types.

Wannabe-Pilot
03-20-2004, 05:54 AM
Also, what about Soviet rockets. I know that RS are HE, and that BRS are anti-armour rockets but what about M-13 type? It seems like a HE Incendiary type to me. Is it better than RS (it is definetely bigger so it must have more explosive)? What is it best suited for?

Anybody? C'mon help us out here guys.

Tully__
03-20-2004, 05:58 AM
If I have it right, general purpose bombs are designed to do damage primarily as a direct result of the explosion.

Fragmentation bombs are not cluster munitions, but they have thicker case than the general purpose variety. It's designed to break up into nasty pieces of shrapnel when the weapon explodes, providing soft target damage and kills at ranges that the main explosion wouldn't.

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03-20-2004, 01:51 PM
I found this site while searching the web to answer the same question. It might help some.

http://wgt.dyndns.org/~jacobs/il2/

A130
03-20-2004, 11:33 PM
For the Germans: use SC munitions (preferably 1000kg or heavier) against ships. The anti-armor munitions can also work. I'm not sure which is better at this time -- perhaps someone else has done some testing -- but I've had decent results with both. Use the SD against vehicle convoys. If you're skip bombing, the only thing I've tried are the SC's and they work well enough; I don't know if the armor piercers would do a better job.

As far as the Russian rockets are concerned, the basic rockets are for...well...basic tasks. They'll blow up smaller buildings, very lightly constructed bridges, very small ships, and thin-skinned vehicles. (You can also knock out early war tanks with them sometimes.) If you're flying an early war mission, or don't know what you'll be shooting at, the RS is not a bad choice. A dedicated salvo from a first series Sturmovik will knock out some surprisingly large targets. Use BRS for mid and late war tanks and medium sized ships. The M-13's are incendiary and will knock out everything the RS's will, but cover a larger area. If M-13's are an option on a mission and we're not strictly hunting tanks or battleships, I tend to choose them over the others. Think back to the Quake II days and the rocket launcher's splash damage. That's the M-13. They are especially handy for mauling airfields.

BTW, ALL of these rockets will be fatal to aircraft. With some practice, the BR's can be fuzed and launched so as to catch larger planes with the airburst, simplifying aiming. I, personally, seem to be much better at stopping such rockets than at launching them, but it can be done.

Hawgdog
03-21-2004, 06:00 AM
Are they modeled correctly?
I dropped some various types online last night and it seemed to have about the same effect on the planes I vulched.
The He-111 and those 30 bombs really lays down a carpet of misery!

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Kampfmeister
03-21-2004, 08:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by hrvojej:
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I found this site while searching the web to answer the same question. It might help some.

http://wgt.dyndns.org/~jacobs/il2/<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Thanks hrvojej. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Excellent site with a lot of good information. That really helped to clear things up for me.

Acme70
03-21-2004, 10:21 AM
The SD bombs in addition to being Fragmentation Bombs they are also Semi-Armor Piercing, Although i havent been albe to sink any ships with them i have used them to good effect against vehicles & bridges (It's the default anti bridge bomb for the Ju-87B2)

SC bombs are general purpose & can be used against any soft target

AB bombs drop cluster bomblets & should only be used against very soft targets, I have had no luck dropping this bomb with any effect

PC bombs are strictly Armor Piercing & should only be used against large armored targets like warships, Dropping a 1600kg bomb on a tank is a little overkill

I've found that the SC1000kg GP bomb works great against supply depots & groups of parked aircraft

I've messed around in the QMB with the SC1800kg GP & found u can't even see through the little window in the Stukas cockpit floor because of the size of the bomb, So only in extreme cases would this bomb be used, But it does cause a hell of a banghttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

here is a nice website on the subject

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

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