The number of bombs that one plane can carry depends on the plane and the size of the bombs. During WW2, the B-29 Superfortress could carry 20,000 pounds of bombs or approximately 5 to 15 bombs.
the flying fortress could hold up to 6 bombs On shorter missions, it could carry 8000 pounds of bombs, on longer missions 4500 pounds, and in emergency conditions, 17,600 pounds.
The H model could carry almost 74,000 pounds of bombs.
Up to 2000lbs. And 5 machine guns.
B-52 carries on HSABs (each HSAB= 2000 lbs). External Load=18 Bombs Total = 45 Bombs. The B-52H will carry about 76,000 pounds of armaments and 310,000 pounds of fuel.
The B-26 could carry a total of 6,000 pounds of assorted bombs. Bombs then in service with it weighed from 50 to 250 pounds. According to my father, who worked on them, they seldom carried more than 3.500 pounds as the ammunition load was very heavy in this aircraft.
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.
These ships could carry 2,000 kg of bombs in total.
Late models of the B-52 could carry 120 of the 500 pound bombs.
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.
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.
A fully loaded Lancaster could fly at almost 290 mph, but cruising speed was often less if the target was far away and a heavy fuel and bomb load was carried. The Lancaster could carry almost 24,000 pounds of bombs, compared to the B-17's 17,500 pounds.
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.
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.
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.
The final model, the B-52H, could carry about 76,000 pounds of armament and approximately 48,000 USG of fuel.
limited at best they were mainly used for reconissance. since planes at the time could not carry large if any payloads of bombs, the airplane was basically a no- factor in ww1. it wasnt until ww2 that airplanes could carry more bombs and really control the course ofa battle.
The Lancaster could carry the heaviest bomb load of any bomber in WW2. A common load for long range was 14 x 1,000 pound HE bombs. On special occasions they often carried the RAF's largest bomb, the 22,000 pound 'Grand Slam' bunker buster.
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.
It flew fighter-bomber missions in North Africa as it could carry 4 small bombs under the wings.
Airships weren't used in World War 2
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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 !