US in WW2
How many pounds of bombs could a Zeppelin carry in 1914?
Asked in World War 2, Military Equipment, Boeing
How many bombs can the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress hold?
How many bombs were on the B-26 Marauder?
Why was the invention of the zeppelin important?
In peaceable and military aviation, the zeppelin was an important step forward. In the early 1900's, airplanes were powered box kites which could carry a pilot and maybe one passenger (or observer for military purposes). Zeppelins could carry more passengers, or bombs. They could also fly higher and for longer distances, and they were less affected by weather. Unfortunately for the zeppelin, technology allowed the airplane to surpass it in the 1930's, and zeppelins have not been seen again.
Asked in Fighter Aircraft
What weapons can the F-4 Phantom carry?
The Phantom can carry a number of weapons. Early versions could carry the Falcon air to air missle. Later versions such as the C model could carry the sidewinder and Sparrow missles. it could also carry MK82 dumb bombs and when configurered for it, could also deliver laser guided bombs. In the G or wild weasel configuration, it could also carry the HARM missle to take out enemy radar and missle installations.
Asked in War and Military History
Why was the zeppelin needed?
Heavier-than-air technology had not yet progressed enough for airplanes to travel long distances by air with heavy weight (cargo, passengers.....and in war, bombs). As the 1920's approached this situation was changing rapidly, with more powerful engines and stronger airframes, but the zeppelin could still stay in the air longer and carry more weight than an airplane into the 1930's.
Asked in World War 2, Britain in WW2, Military Aircraft
How fast can a Lancaster bomber?
Asked in World War 2, Japan in WW2, US in WW2
How many bombs were held in bombers?
There were bombs of many sizes, from 20 pound fragmentation bombs up through ten ton blockbusters (the origin of the term). Obviously the smaller the bomb the more that could be carried to the target. Also depending on the length of the trip to the target, the bomb load might have to be cut back so maximum fuel could be carried, or for closer targets less fuel and more bombs could be loaded. The usual bombs dropped by American bombers over Europe were 500 pound high explosive bombs. The US had three types of four engine, heavy bombers: B-17, B-24 and B-29. The B-29 was used exclusively in the Pacific. On a short mission the B-17 could carry sixteen 500 pound bombs, on a long mission, nine. The usual load was ten, or 5,000 pounds ( 2 1/2 tons). The B-24 could usually carry about twelve 500 pound bombs. The B-29, used only against Japan in WWII, was the biggest bomber of the war. Its standard bomb load was 20,000 pounds, or 40 500 pound bombs. Bombing in the Pacific was different from over Europe though. There are very high winds over the Pacific, which scatter the bombs if they are dropped from the usual 5-6 miles up. And Japanese industry was dispersed into homes, actual cottage industry. These factors prompted a switch to incendiary (fire) bombing. The incendiary bombs, dropped in bundles which opened up in mid air, weighed twenty pounds. A single one on the roof could burn down a house, and each bomber could carry about one thousand of them. The US also operated two engine medium bombers, the B-25 and the B-26, which had shorter range and could carry less bombs.
Asked in Vietnam War
What was the Rolling thunder during the Vietnam war?
President Johnson took the war to NORTH Vietnam with aerial warfare. We couldn't invade NORTH Vietnam (without consequences from the communist superpowers), but we could bomb it! We dropped more bombs on North Vietnam than we did in all of WW2! One must bear in mind, that a Vietnam War B-52 could carry 108 bombs. A WW2 bomber could only carry 17 bombs.
Asked in World War 2
How many bombs were dropped during ww2?
I dislike telling you this. The bombs that were dropped were measured in "pounds or kilos dropped" not by each individual bomb. They dropped many millions of pounds of bombs worldwide and in Europe during World War 2. (I would suspect there was over 5 million pounds or more dropped but I could not find you an exact figure. My suggestion is to checkout each battle and find out how many pounds of bombs were dropped during each one and add them all up.) I found one web site figure for you but it is not all the bombs in the war, see related link below.
Asked in World War 1, US in WW2, WW1 Air Warfare
How important was the role of aircraft in World War 1?
Asked in World War 2, Britain in WW2, US in WW2
How many bombs could the Lancaster bomber carry?
Asked in World War 1
How did zeppelin affect from World War 1?
The zeppelin was a German aircraft that was filled with helium, which was used to spy on opposing countries in the war as well as to drop bombs on later, however the zeppelin was found to be very impractical once airplanes obtained the technology to holster guns since they could easily be shot down. They weren't a major aspect of the war but it helped Germany later advance on to creation of new aircraft.
How many bombs could a english World War 2 air ship carry?
How many bombs does the Messerschmitt drop?
During WW-II, Messerschmidt produced many aircraft fulfilling many military roles, including bombers. Without knowing which airframe you have in mind, there's no way to answer this question. Actually almost all Messerschmitt aircraft were designed as fighters, even the notably underpowered Me 110. Many versions of the Me 109 could carry 1 x 550 or 4 x 110 pound bombs. The Me 110 E, G and H models - could carry 4,400 pounds in various configurations. (my father has many photos of them in Libya carrying 4 -1,100 pounders.) but was very slow with this load. - The Me 210 had under fuselage racks to carry 2 x 2,200 pound bombs, but seldom did. The Me 410 could carry 2 x 2,200 internally and 4 x 110 pound bombs under the wings. - Having said all that, remember that almost all of these aircraft were in fighter units and fighter pilots do not like to be weighed down with bombs. -That was up to the Dorniers and Heinkels in their opinion !
Asked in Health, War and Military History
In World War 1 what was the dangers of living in that time?
Asked in World War 2, Japan in WW2, US in WW2
Is the p51 mustang able to carry and drop bombs?
P-51 airplanes along with many others were able to carry external fuel tanks, rockets as well as bombs. They were not as heavy as the bombs that bombers dropped but they could still take out a building, train, tank, truck or just make a mess out of enemy soldiers.(I don't know why you would drop a bomb on soldiers though!)