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Old 11 December 2003, 16:32
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Old 11 December 2003, 16:34
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24 x R4/M rockets

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Old 11 December 2003, 16:37
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They used vertical firing 50mm guns that fired via a photo cell...but rockets I can't find.


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12 Me 163Bs were fitted with the SG 500 Jadfaust consiting of 5 vertically mounted firing tubes in each wing root, each containing a 50 mm shell and was fired by a light sensitive cell.


Pretty cool. The pilot would arm the rockets and fly under the bomber. the photosensitive cell would be activated by the shadow of the bomber and set off the rockets firing upward into the bomber.

They know of at least one bomber downed by this system.
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Old 11 December 2003, 16:39
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They used vertical firing 50mm guns that fired via a photo cell...but rockets I can't find.


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You may be right, but I believe it is considered a rocket.
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Old 11 December 2003, 16:45
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IF you get to DC, the Smithsonian has a Me163. I saw it when it was in the 8th AF museum in Savannah. It's pretty cool, but small

You need to visit the MD renovation center at Suitland, part of the Smithsonian as they have many planes just crammed inside buildings. They are supposed to be moving many of them over to Dulles to the new building there.
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Old 11 December 2003, 16:48
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how does one arrange a visit to the Suitland complex RangerCharlie? I've been thinking about one since college.
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Old 11 December 2003, 16:49
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I guess that's my problem all the time.:D
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Old 11 December 2003, 16:53
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http://homepage.ntlworld.com/andrew....omet/index.htm

Check out his site. It has an interview with the test pilot of the Komet.
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Old 11 December 2003, 17:00
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how does one arrange a visit to the Suitland complex RangerCharlie? I've been thinking about one since college.
I called the center and made a appointment. They only do certain times
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Old 11 December 2003, 19:21
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Thanks very much RangerCharlie, I'll check it out.

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LOL... yeah but it's part of your job description Matchanu, I'm a leftist tree-hugger remember?
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Have you seen the Fw190F8 equiped with the SG113A?

The SG113A were 77mm recoilles guns that were vertical in the wings and fired magnetically when the plane overflew a tank.

Pretty daring off them to fly that close to a tank...
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Old 11 December 2003, 22:04
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Have you seen the Fw190F8 equiped with the SG113A?

The SG113A were 77mm recoilles guns that were vertical in the wings and fired magnetically when the plane overflew a tank.

Pretty daring off them to fly that close to a tank...
I think I've heard of that, but i'm not sure. Can you find us a website?
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Old 11 December 2003, 22:05
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Thanks very much RangerCharlie, I'll check it out.



LOL... yeah but it's part of your job description Matchanu, I'm a leftist tree-hugger remember?
I never got that impression from you, unless you are being silly.
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Old 11 December 2003, 22:56
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Well a little silly, I admit to being a liberal and often chastised by others on this board, in a friendly way.

The SG116 was the 30mm array of three guns in the fuselage, right? How many of these two types of special armament for the 190 were deployed? I can't imagine they were very effective.
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Old 12 December 2003, 01:12
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Answered my own question:

Apart from the previously described missile systems on the Fw 190F-8 plane, other weapon systems for ground attack were tested (e.g. doubled SG 113 A Forstersonde missile launchers mounted obliquely inside the wings directed downward. Firing performed automatically using Forestersonde magnetic field detection principle, when the plane flew over the tank. In October 1944, at the research facility FGZ (Forschungsansalt Graf Zeppelin) this device was mounted on the prototype Fw 190 V75 (W.Nr. 582071) and W.Nr. 586586 planes. In December 1944, system was also mounted on the Fw 190 (W.Nr. 933452). This system was found to have low accuracy, so development was abandoned shortly.

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The bottom picture is of the SG113
I have a book on WWII tank busters that I am referring from
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Old 12 December 2003, 07:25
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I think they had better luck with the hollow charge bombletts SD-1. They could despense 100 little bombs over a formation and one bomp could take out a tank.
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Old 12 December 2003, 13:24
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Ever hear of the guided bombs Germany was useing?

Pretty cool stuff.
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Old 12 December 2003, 13:43
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http://www.walruscarpenter.com/midget.html

D_D; check out this site. I know they are just models but this is the midget sub I was talking about before. It was Italian, not German.
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