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Hi,

 

I was searching the internet for information about submunitions for the RBK series of clusterbombs.

 

So basicly PTAB is HEAT and AO is anti-personnel. The number (2.5 / 1 / 10) indicates the weight of the individual submunition.

 

So I compared this to DCS and this is what I saw:

 

- The RBK500U that is supposed to include no less than 352 PTAB-1M only shows a few impacts

- The RBK500 with 10kg submunitions is visually the same

- The RBK250 with PTAB 2.5kg submunitions leaves more craters than the RBK-500U

 

Maybe it is an effort to reduce FPS loss and the mechanics are ok? Or is there something wrong here?

'Frett'

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Hi.

 

I have same sort of question and done some test but on the SPPU-22-1 23mm cannon pods. I had 4 of them and fired them all simultaneously. Rate of fire is 3,400-3,600 rounds/min for one gun pod. But it seems its only the tracer rounds that hit the ground or target. There is no rounds inbetween the tracers. So very few impacts.

 

And there is also very low spread, i would think if you fired them from an altitude of 1500-2000m down on some trucks that are not moving you would get a tremendous spread (recoil, rudder imputs etc.) and didnt have to aim super accurately?

 

But it seems like you HAVE to hit very accurate as it is only the tracers that actually hit anything.

 

Maybe impossible to model a such huge amount of bullets\cluster bombs?

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For now, DCS: W only have PTAB 2.5KO for RBK bombs, and PTAB 2.5KO and AO-2.5RT for KMGU dispersers. Some submunition at missing and not modeled on that moment on DCS:W.

 

Concise list:

-RBK-100: x10 PLAB-10K (Note: This is the only purely naval version. The submunitions weigh about 20lbs each and have a fuse that detonates either on impact or due to sea pressure. It is intended to give naval strike jets an ASW option)

-RBK-250: x150 PFM-1

-RBK-250-275: x150 AO-1SCh (footprint of 168,000 sq feet at typical drop parameters)

-RBK-250-AD: (This model carried chemical weapons submunitions. The details are not known)

-RBK-250-AO: x60 AO-2.5RT

-RBK-250-PTAB: x30 PTAB-2.5M

-RBK-250-ZAB: x48 ZAB-2.5SM

-RBK-250-AGIT: x12,000 paper leaflets

-RBK-500-375: x30 AO-10SCz

-RBK-500-AO: x108 AO-2.5RT (footprint of 224,000 sq feet at typical drop parameters)

-RBK-500-PTAB: x268 PTAB-1M

-RBK-500-RAP: x108 RAP-2.5

-RBK-500-Sh: x565 ShOAB-0.5

-RBK-500-SPBE: x15 SPBE

-RBK-500-SPBE-D: x15 sensor-fuzed anti-tank weapons

-RBK-500U: x10 OFAB-50 or x75 PTAB-2.5M or x126 OAB-2.5RT or x352 PTAB-1M

-RBK-500U-Sh: x565 ShOAB-0.5

-RBK-500-ZAB: x117 ZAB-2.5SM

 

Submunitions:

-AO-1SCh/SCz: 2 ¾ lbs, 2”x6” with AM-A fuze, anti-personnel

-AO-2.5RT: 5 ½ lbs, 3 ½“x6”, pre-fragmented anti-personnel. Lethal radius of 50 yards. Fin-stabilized during fall.

-AO-10SCz: 19 ¾ lbs, general-purpose HE

-OAB-2.5: 5lb anti-personnel, few details known

-OFAB-50: 110lb HE bomb

-PFM-1: 2 ½ lb anti-personnel “butterfly bomblet”

-PLAB-10K: 23lbs, dual anti-ship/ASW

-PTAB-1M: 2lbs, 1 ½”x8”, HEAT anti-tank (will penetrate 9” of mild steel). Fin-stabilized during fall. If the PTAB-1 does not strike armour, it explodes on it’s own after 20-40 seconds on the ground.

-PTAB-2.5M: 5 ½ lbs, HEAT anti-tank (RDX synthetic chemical explosive). Fin-stabilized during fall. An effective anti-tank weapon.

-RAP-2.5: 5 ½ lbs, anti-personnel

-ShOAB-0.5: 1lb general-purpose

-SPBE: 30lb, 11”x10”x7”, anti-tank with explosively-formed penetrator (EFP) warhead. Drogue-stabilized during fall. The Russian Federation claims this weapon will destroy a M-1 Abrams MBT.

-ZAB-2.5SM: 5 ½ lbs, 3 ½”x5 ¼”, incendiary (3 ¾lbs combustible compound).

-Unknown chemical: In October 1999, the Pentagon’s Office for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons announced that there was a RBK payload of chemically-laced flechettes. No other details were provided.

 

Expected if see updates on the future.

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For now, DCS: W only have PTAB 2.5KO for RBK bombs, and PTAB 2.5KO and AO-2.5RT for KMGU dispersers. Some submunition at missing and not modeled on that moment on DCS:W.

 

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Expected if see updates on the future.

 

Looks like we were informed by the same website ;)

'Frett'

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