Russian Bomb, 500 kg AP, BRAB-500

 

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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 body is painted gray with one red, one orange or yellow nose band.

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Collaborative Ordnance Data Repository