Russian Bomb, 200 kg AP, BRAB-200 DS

 

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Description

These bombs are used against targets of heavy construction. They can penetrate up to 152 millimeters (6.00 inches) of hardened armor plate and 1.78 meters (70.00 inches) of reinforced concrete.

The bomb cases are very thick and account for most of the bomb weight. Most AP bombs are similar in shape to GP bombs except that the nose of an armor-piercing bomb is solid and more pointed. The rocket-assisted bomb is long, cylindrical, and has an antiricochet cap on the nose. AP bombs are either cast or forged steel. Some are converted from naval projectiles.

The base color of Soviet bombs are gray, olive drab, dark green, gray-blue, yellow-gold, or black, or the bombs are unpainted. Color bands on the bomb body and/or nose indicate type of bomb and filler. This bomb is painted gray with a blue nose band and a black band on the rocket body.

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Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository