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Cooper 20 pound Aerial Bomb AWM

A Cooper 20-pound aerial bomb from the First World War.

The 10 kg bomb is typical of the small bombs used during the First World War. Bombs dropped from aircraft were first employed in the Italo-Turkish War of 1911 and the First Balkan War of 1912, but aerial bombardment did not become commonplace until World War I. Initially bombs were improvised from hand grenades or converted artillery shells and dropped out of an aircraft by hand onto enemy positions. By the end of the war, bomb racks under the wings and fuselage, and even early bomb sights were developed.

Bombs of 10 kilograms (about 22 pounds) or less were often used for tactical bombing against targets such as enemy trench lines, supply depots, artillery batteries, and other non-fortified targets.

Battlefield 1Edit

10 kg Fragmentation BombEdit

The 10 Kilogram Fragmentation Bomb is the secondary weapon of the Ground Support Package of the Attack Aircraft and the Firestorm Package of the Bomber in Battlefield 1.

The Attack Plane carries eight bombs and the Bomber carries sixteen, all of which are released simultaneously when deployed. Selecting the bombs as a weapon will change the first-person camera to the bomb sight view, which the player can use to aim and release the bombs by pressing the fire button. Bombs may be released when flying at any angle, but are most accurate when deployed while the aircraft is in level flight or a dive. 10 kg bombs will detonate one second after impacting the ground. Well-placed bombs can kill multiple infantry, but will deal only light damage to tanks.

HE Cluster BombEdit

HE Cluster Bombs are a variant of the Fragmentation Bomb used by the Strategic Bomber Package of the Ilya-Muromets. A maximum of five bombs are carried by the aircraft which can be dropped individually. On impact with the ground, the bomb detonates, separating into six additional bomblets which themselves explode, the dispersion distributing the explosive damage over a significantly larger area than normal fragmentation bombs. Dropping multiple bombs on a single target can be devastating even against well-spaced infantry, although they still do limited damage to armored vehicles.
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