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    I'm mostly familiar with the Russian family of bombs, from the FAB-250 to the FAB-100 and whatnot, but there are several stores (many of them featured on the Il-2 itself) that I'm not familiar with.

    First off what is the M-13?

    Also, what is the PTAB 2.5 (It appears to be some type of small fragmentation bomb.....perhaps an early attempt at an anti-personnel cluster bomb?)

    What is the cassette?

    Also I don't know what the difference is betwee the RS-82 and BRS-82 as well as the RS-132 and BRS-132.

    Finally what is the AO-10....some type of very small bomb?
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    I'm mostly familiar with the Russian family of bombs, from the FAB-250 to the FAB-100 and whatnot, but there are several stores (many of them featured on the Il-2 itself) that I'm not familiar with.

    First off what is the M-13?

    Also, what is the PTAB 2.5 (It appears to be some type of small fragmentation bomb.....perhaps an early attempt at an anti-personnel cluster bomb?)

    What is the cassette?

    Also I don't know what the difference is betwee the RS-82 and BRS-82 as well as the RS-132 and BRS-132.

    Finally what is the AO-10....some type of very small bomb?
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    M-13 - napalm rockets.

    PTAB 2.5 - Anti-tank bomblet (loaded into cassettes and dropped over the tops of tanks.)

    Cassette - a box like assembly that is used to load small bomblets into.

    RS-82 & 132 - Regular HE rockets, 132 being more powerful.

    BRS-82 & 132 - Penetration/AT rockets.

    AO-10 - 10kg bomblet.

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    The AJ cassette uses phosphorous bomblets.
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    That sounds more like anti personel to me what good is phoshorous on a tank ?
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    AJ-2 is a anti-structure/light vehicle weapon - not used on armor.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tHeBaLrOgRoCkS:
    That sounds more like anti personel to me what good is phoshorous on a tank ?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Tanks of that era were vulnerable to molotovcocktails and phosphorous, especially when it ran into the engine- or crewcompartment.

    But if they really used phosphorous on tanks? That's a good question?

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    Hmmm now that I think about it all weapons are anti personel really aint they. Just that one sounded more suited to the task
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    Thanks for the info guys.

    I'm also wondering about the VPR-250...or something like that.

    It's like to huge tubes and when you hit the pickle button this stuff comes out the back kinda looking like bomblets and they create huge flames.
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