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500lb General Purpose Bombs

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:15 pm
by Bombcat
As of February 2011, the 500lb GP bomb is the most powerful standard weapon in the YS arsenal. Highly accurate, easy to use, and easy to haul, this weapon is a favorite for dive bombing type attacks.


Weapon: 500lb General Purpose Bomb
Target Set: Unguided bomb. Good for strong targets such as large buildings and ships, as well as closely grouped targets, such as tanks.
Aim method: CCIP (Constantly computed impact point) pipper, and targeting diamond in the bombing radar display.
Minimum safe altitude at 350 kt: 380ft over land, approx. 80ft over water.

The bombing CCIP - place the center of the cicle over your intended target.
The bombing radar display. The diamond between the parallel lines indicates the locations where your bombs will fall.

Re: 500lb General Purpose Bombs

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:49 pm
by Phoenix
Phoenix wrote:A tactic that works, get down on the deck so the AAA can't hit you.

When the aimer is on the target, drop, roll 90 degrees and pull hard. This way no altitude is gained so AAA can't hit you, and you are also safe from your own bomb.
This tactic works well with the 500lb bomb as well.

Re: 500lb General Purpose Bombs

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:38 am
by Justen Not Relevent
unless you're too low and get caught in your own blast

Re: 500lb General Purpose Bombs

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:58 pm
by Phoenix
That is why you pull hard, this causes your flight path and the bombs to diverge. The distance between the bomb and yourself should be sufficient. This is good, unless you go too low and crash, or too high and get ht by AAA.

Re: 500lb General Purpose Bombs

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:09 pm
by latertimelord
I usually use the "pitch up" bombing tactic because the old Soviet -i.e.; Su-17- aircraft was designed for it.