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Air to ground guided missles/bombs.....Luftwaffe

Discussion in 'Wonder Weapons' started by Erich, May 21, 2002.

  1. Otto

    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    The first three you posted do work, I'll add them to the links page this weekend.
     
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    Thank you sir ! Here are some more links that at present did work all under the auspices of the Hs 293 and Fritz-X missile's. Some nice tech stuff.

    www.nasm.si.edu/nasm/dsh/artifacts/RM-Hs293.htm
    www.danshistory.com/ww2/hs293.html
    www.geocities.com/pentagon/2833/wonder/missile/hs293/hs293.html
    www.concentric.net/~drake725/fritz_x.html
    www.luftarchiv.de/ check the Flugkorper link !
    www.index.ne.jp/cgi-bin/missile?hs293
    this last link in Japanese so you will need another translator. Has a cut-a-way drawing included with the text......

    Seems that KG 40 and KG 100 used the missiles and the following bomber a/c were fitted that I have found through contacts.

    Fw 200 C-6 Hs 293
    Fw 200 C-8 Hs 293
    Do 217 E-5 Hs 293
    Do 217 K-2 Fritz X
    Do 217 K-3 Hs 293 and Fritz X
    Do 217 M 11 with III./KG 100
    He 177 A-5 Hs 293, Hs 294 and Fritz X
    Ju 290 A-7 Hs 293, Hs 294 and Fritz X

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  3. Otto

    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I added all the links that worked, thanks Erich. I didn't always include the exact domain you supplied, I backtracked so as to link to the broadest WW2 related information on the sites.

    I decided to skip the Japanes one, :cool: although I'm keeping it in my personal bookmarks.

    [ 10 June 2002, 04:14 AM: Message edited by: Otto ]
     
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    Otto :

    Sure do whatever it takes to make the links accessible.

    I had a Danish friend visit me about 5 days ago and he noticed several drawings/text on the missiles on my office floor. He then proceeded to tell me of the findings of 3 Hs 293 still in operating order about 15 years ago while he worked in Aalborg, Denmark. He and his research team took them apart to see how the radio guidance system worked and I suppose from what he told me he has some very nice pics as well as statistacal informaion on these bombs. He worked as a radar guidance expert for the Danish govermment for some 20 years. If this information would become available, would you like copies for the site ?

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  5. Otto

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    Erich,

    Absolutely!!! :D :D
     
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    Ok then, I will write him in two weeks when he arrives home after his vaction of the States and see what he has to offer. Part of his radar guidance duties/job situation was working in an old German Radar bunker still equipped with an old Freya installation. The guy has so much German radar info from the past 25 years that it almost made me drool.... when he was telling about all he had !!!!!

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    I feel another book project coming up, Erich!
     
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    :D You are most assuredly right my friend ! :D

    check this out an bookmark it. Another little secret I will share now with all of you. Copies of German radar books done in Germany.

    Werner Girlachs Literature Funkgeräte.

    www.qsl.net/dl6vw/LISTE.htm

    go back to his main page to write him a private and to order what you (of course will need)! ;)

    more to come of course ......

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    That's it, I'l learning to speak, read and write German!!
     
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    Ahhhh.....! This is EXCELLENT, Erich! What a wealth of information! Thanks for this site! Reading through it I came across the name of our 'Dutch pride' Philips. Never thought about it, but they would have been involved producing/developing these gerate!
     
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    So Philips is Dutch eh ?, I had almost thought that the name was from America, and that being said, was finishing up some contractual deals with Germany in the 1930's before the war broke out. Interesting.

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    Yep, very Dutch. They started out here in Amsterdam, but moved to Eindhoven. The Philips factories there were never bombed! Apparently because the Allies wanted the factory in tact. Not that it mattered, the Germans ransacked the whole place and moved the whole production line to Berlin. I don't know what Philips actually did for the Germans and how 'willing' they were towards their war production.
     
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    Stevin :

    That is interesting information. The only items I had heard about are the one/two that are mentioned in Werner's huge listing. He has been very kind and has written me daily to get my order straight away. He accepts US funds without problem, but probably the Euro is the way to go for you.
    Say, I received the e-mail private from you and yes I am interested.

    E :D
     

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