FIGHTER BOMB LOAD

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  1. WAKEN

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    I'm trying to find information on what bomb load fighters could carry. Can anybody help me out for the following types:

    Curtiss Hawk 75-M
    Gloster Gladiator I
    Gloster Gauntlet II
    Fokker D.XXI
    Fairey Firefly IIM
    Avia B 534IV

    I'm also looking for information on what effect carrying bombs had on range for the types above.

    Thanks,

    Neil
     
  2. Wurger

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    As far as I know, all of Curtiss Hawk 75 (without Hawk 75-A1,P-36A,P-36C,YP-37) could carry 136 kg bombs under wings. The M,N,O version additionally 227 kg under a fuselage.
    Avia B 534 - all of its varieties could carry 6X10 kg or 4X20 kg bombs
     
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    The Gloster Gladiator from what i can find is not shown as having a bomb carrying capacity. Im sure i have seen photos of them carrying bombs though. I would guess either 4x 50lp or 8x 50lp. Maybe 100lp.
     
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    As near as I can find the Fokker D.XXI had no capability to carry any bombs. It was underpowered with 4 machineguns
     
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    I think SlickDriver is right.There is no info about a bomb load of Fokker DXXI in books.But I'm still looking for this.
     
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    the fokker d XXI could not carry any bombs instead, only the 4 7,9 mm mgs were the armament.

    cp :lol: its a very beautiful aircraft tough! 8)
     
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    SlickDriver and Crowdpleaser are absolutely right.It is not possible to find out about bombload of DXXI.I was looking for it everywhere but with no success.
     

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    Firefly could take something like 1 100 pounder but I'm not too sure
     
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