War thunder currently has a few AP bombs to help fight against large ships by penetrating the deck and exploding inside of the ship.
Me and my friend tested out a few of the Japanese AP and non-AP bombs to see if they would actually penetrate the deck of a ship and if so how much damage it would do.
What we found out is that Bombs do not have any physical AP effect on ships (shrapnel and HE power excluded).
The bomb would just hit the ship and explode on the deck regardless of what kind of bomb was dropped.
What would this add to WarThunder?
There are currently 2 AP/SAP bombs in the game that currently do not have the feature that actually make them stand out from regular HE bombs.
The 2 bombs that would benefit the most from this are:
500kg Type 2 Number 50 Model 1 GP (SAP)
Navy Type 99 Number 80 AP
These 2 bombs rely heavily on Kinetic force to be able to penetrate decks of ships but kinetic energy is not currently in the game.
I think this feature could be used on all bombs to give them more kinetic damage when hitting a target (the 2 bombs mentioned are mentioned in particular due to the nature of the type of bomb being AP/SAP specifically to bomb ships)
If you have any comments/concerns or questions feel free to ask in the comments.