AN-M56 (4,000 lb) - War Thunder Wiki (2024)

Contents

  • 1 Description
    • 1.1 Vehicles equipped with this weapon
  • 2 General info
    • 2.1 Effective damage
    • 2.2 Comparison with analogues
    • 2.3 Pros and cons
  • 3 History
  • 4 Media
  • 5 See also
  • 6 External links

Description

The AN-M65 4,000 lb bomb is a general-purpose, air-dropped bomb for the United States. It is one of the largest ordnance available to be dropped by the United States, and can be effective against concentration of enemy ground targets and bases.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

  • B-29A-BN
  • A2D-1

General info

Tell us about the tactical and technical characteristics of the bomb.

Effective damage

Bomb characteristics
Mass 4,368.8 lbs (1981.66 kg)
Explosive mass 1,599.4 kg
Explosive type Tritonal
TNT equivalent 1,887.29 kg
HE max penetration 216 mm
Armour destruction radius 54 m
Fragment dispersion radius 292 m

Explosive type: Tritonal (Tritonal is a mixture of 80% TNT and 20% aluminium powder)

Comparison with analogues

Due to the destructive power, this bomb can be used to destroy tanks (light, medium, heavy), ships and base bombing.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Massive explosive mass means precision is not needed
  • 54 m lethal radius
  • Fragment dispersion radius is large enough to defeat un-armoured targets from way beyond the lethal range for armoured targets

Cons:

  • Low altitude bombing is almost impossible due to the explosion being enough to destroy the B-29A-BN if it is too close (though applying a fuse can help, it would allow the target to potentially escape)
  • Without proper communication, teammates are at high risk of also being destroyed by the bomb

History

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Media

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See also

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  • references to approximate analogues by other nations and research trees.

External links

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Bombs
USA
100 lbAN-M30A1
250 lbAN-M57 LDGP Mk 81
300 lbH.E. M31
500 lbAN-M64A1 LDGP Mk 82
600 lbH.E. M32
750 lbM117 cone 45
1,000 lbAN-M65A1 AN-M65A1 Fin M129 LDGP Mk 83
1,600 lbAN-Mk 1
2,000 lbAN-M66A2 LDGP Mk 84
3,000 lbM118
4,000 lbAN-M56
Germany
10 kgSD10C
50 kgSC50JA
200 kgSprengbombe
250 kgSC250JA
400 kgSprengbombe
450 kgSprengbombe 68/70
500 kgSC500K
1,000 kgSC1000L2
1,800 kgSC1800B
2,500 kgSC2500
USSR
25 kgAO-25M-1
50 kgFAB-50sv
100 kgFAB-100sv FAB-100M43 OFAB-100
220 kgBRAB-220 (1930)
250 kgFAB-250sv FAB-250M-43 FAB-250M-44 FAB-250M-46 FAB-250M-54 FAB-250M-62 OFAB-250sv OFAB-250-270
500 kgBRAB-500 (1938) BRAB-500 FAB-500sv FAB-500M-43 FAB-500M-44 FAB-500M-46 FAB-500M-54 FAB-500M-62
1,000 kgFAB-1000 FAB-1000M-43 FAB-1000M-44
1,500 kgFAB-1500M-46
3,000 kgFAB-3000M-46
5,000 kgFAB-5000
Britain
250 lbG.P. Mk.IV M.C. Mk.I
500 lbG.P. Mk.IV H.E. M.C. Mk.II M.C. Mk.I
540 lbMk.M2
1,000 lbG.P. Mk.I M.C. Mk.I L.D H.E. M.C. Mk.1 H.E. M.C. Mk.13
4,000 lbH.C. Mk.II H.C. Mk.IV
8,000 lbH.C. Mk.II
12,000 lbH.C Mk.I
Japan
Army
50 kgType 94 GPHE
100 kgType 94 GPHE
250 kgType 92 GPHE
500 kgType 92 GPHE
Navy
60 kgType 97 Number 6
250 kgType 98 Number 25 Type Number 25 Model 2
500 kgType Number 50 Model 2 Number Type 2 50 Model 1 GP(SAP)
800 kgType 99 Number 80 AP Number 80 Mod. 1
1500 kgType 3 Number 150 AP
China
250 kgType 250-2 250-3
500 kg500-3
Italy
50 kgGP 50
100 kgGP 100T SAP 100M
160 kgA.P 160
250 kgGP 250
500 kgGP 500
800 kgGP 800
France
50 kgD.T. No.2 G.A. MMN. 50 Type 61C
75 kgG2 Navale
100 kgNo.1
250 lbSAMP Mk 81
150 kgI2 Navale
200 kgNo.1
500 lbSAMP Mk 82
250 kgMatra 25E SAMP Type 25
400 kgSAMP Type 21
1,000 lbSAMP Mk 83
500 kgNo.2
2,000 lbSAMP Mk 84
Sweden
50 kgmb m/37AT sb m/42 sb m/47 Model 1938
100 kgModel 1938
120 kgsb m/61 m/71
250 kgmb m/40 mb m/50
500 kgmb m/41 mb m/56
600 kgmb m/50
Israel
50 kgSD50
70 kgSD70
100 kg100/50 kg G.P.
250 kg250/50 kg G.P.
360 kg360/50 kg G.P.
500 kg500/50 kg G.P.
See alsoList of guided bombs List of retarded bombs

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