## What exactly is the maximum bomb load in a B-25?

B-25Posted by Magnus Kimura 2019-02-28 13:26:16B-25G:

I am trying to find information here and there about B-25 bomb loads but I am only confused. Some say maximum 4000... others 5200... I find 6,468... I find 3200... I find 3000... and I also find a standard bomb load of 2000 and somewhere else it says 3000...

....and don't forget that the B-25 could load 8 lighter bombs on wing racks too... and with some calculations I have come up with 5200 including 8x 100 lbs bombs on wing racks... but that is not the only result...

Confusion is the only result.

## Posted by Magnus Kimura 2019-03-03 13:32:40

Thank you! Yes, 4x 1000 were an armor piercing bomb with a smaller diameter than the general purpose 1000lb and four could be loaded. I cannot recall that I have seen a load out with 6 AP 1000llbs bombs though except for that thechnical information. 8x 500 semi armor piercing piercing is the heaviest bomb I've seen in charts with more than four loaded.

I'll study this further.

## Posted by Rebel Yell 2019-03-03 06:50:54

The 6 shackles most typically held 6x500lb for the 3000lb load that gave normal operating range. 6x1000lb could be carried at shorter range. The 4000lb figure comes from missions where 4x1000lb were carried to a range greater than possible with 6x1000lb but less than 6x500lb.