Italian Bombs

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Italian Bombs

Post by Brady » 10 Dec 2018 17:27

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I just went through the explosive ordnance Book on Italian , ordnance, and I noticed it lacked any references to the Motobomba https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motobomba bomb's, and I was wondering if it is posable that they missed anything else, for example there are no SAP or AP bombs listed at all beyond or larger than what is shown below:

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Does anyone have reference for other bombs that are SAP or AP beyond what the reference indicates ?

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Re: Italian Bombs

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Re: Italian Bombs

Post by Dili » 10 Dec 2018 20:54

There is a 106kg SAP bomb relatively common. For AP bombs only very rare in war 630kg prototypes dropped by Reggiane 2001 , there are also some 420kg and i think a bigger one. But this are very rare. I don't know if they ever were employed.

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Re: Italian Bombs

Post by Brady » 10 Dec 2018 22:31

The 106 kg SAP is likely the 104kg listed above unless u ment 160kg ?

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Re: Italian Bombs

Post by Dili » 11 Dec 2018 01:17

Yeah i meant 160kg , my mistake.

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Re: Italian Bombs

Post by Brady » 09 Oct 2019 20:30

Still trying to find penetration Values for the Italian SAP bombs:

15 kg SAP

31 kg SAP

100 kg SAP

104 kg SAP

160 kg SAP

420 kg SAP

630 kg SAP

These later two are Rare or experimental ? Strikes me as odd that there is such a big gap past the 160 kg SAP, but not knowing the 160 KG SAP penetration value is a hindrance in judging there capability's against ships

Found this, am I reading that right it could penetrate 90 mm ? :

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