inqistor -> RE: Aircraft Loads (9/30/2012 6:02:37 PM)
I was asking about ALL torpedo carrying planes. Here is incomplete list:
Although, I am not sure you can completely disable hard-coded torpedo replacement bombs.
Now... does anyone have historical bombloads? I have only found that KATEs used 2x250kg+4x60kg bombs at Pearl Harbor airfield attack, and some early Allied pamphlet claims, that NELLs carried 2x1000lb+2x500lb bombs in naval strikes (well, seems logical, that 2E NELL carries more, than 1E KATE)
The NELL and KATE had the same max payload of 800kg. I did know this right away (not to brag) but I did check to make sure.
That sounds right only in theory. When you dig deeper, you will discover, that NELLs carried 45 cm (17.7") Type 91 (1931) Mod 1 torpedo (weight 784 kg) against Force Z, while KATEs carried 45 cm (17.7") Type 91 (1931) Mod 2 torpedo (weight 935 kg) at Pearl Harbor. Problem is that, BETTYs also carried Mod 2 against force Z, so it seems NELLs either were not equipped for heavier torpedo, or had smaller bombload.
I actually checked another early war Allied pamphlet, and it also lists NELL at 3000 lb bombload (probably same source for 2x1000 lb+2x500 lb).
While doing so, much to my surprise, I found that the B5N1 could not carry a torpedo. The B5N1 had under wing racks for 2x 250kg or 6x 60kg bombs.
Oh yeah, my bad. B5N2 actually carried 1x250kg+6x60kg against airfields at Pearl Harbor.
Anyway, I also found, that BETTY is listed as carrying 4x250 kg, but G4M2 was able to carry MOD 7 torpedo (and I am pretty sure G4M1 could NOT carry it), and this monster weights 1052 kg.