On this duty they normally carried a 500-pound armor-piercing bomb to use in the event they discovered a suitable naval target.
Dive bombers sacrificed range for a heavier load of ordnance during a planned attack, carrying a 1,000 pound armor-piercing bomb. Their attacks were delivered in a dive from 12-14,000 feet at a 70degree dive angle, releasing at about 2,000 feet.
Not until later did I learn that an armor-piercing bomb had exploded two decks below, blowing men to bits and choking them with fumes.
In viewing the hole made by the armor-piercing bomb, I thought the pilot had to have had full throttle, for it was hard to believe a bomb could have gone through so much steel before exploding.
Most notably, USS Arizona (BB 39) was mortally wounded by an armor-piercing bomb
that detonted inside her forward magazine.
His skilled and courageous torpedo bomber crews sank West Virginia, Oklahoma, California, and Nevada while a horizontal bomber destroyed Arizona with an armor-piercing bomb
. Zimm attributes mission success to just eleven torpedoes and one bomb.
Arizona, which was destroyed by armor-piercing bombs
that killed nearly 1,200 personnel.
He said that the report submitted by the monitors after a month of their work in Syria acknowledged the presence of armed groups that are opening fire on security and army personnel and unarmed citizens, vandalizing public and private institutions and using thermal and armor-piercing bombs
, pointing out that it was one of those bombs that killed French journalists Gilles Jacquier.
EFPs are armor-piercing bombs
that have proven highly effective against US armored vehicles.
forces, the report notes, the number of armor-piercing bombs
increased in late March and hit an all-time high in April.
He wanted all airborne aircraft recovered, refueled, and armed with torpedoes and armor-piercing bombs
, and the planes already armed to attack Midway rearmed also with torpedoes and armor-piercing bombs