Germany's Weapons in WWII

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Re: Germany's Weapons in WWII

Postby alecsandros » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:29 am

nice film about Fritz X.

A very interesting weapon was aslo the V-3 rocket.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-3_cannon

and the A10 ICBMs:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aggregate_ ... 9#A9.2FA10

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Re: Germany's Weapons in WWII

Postby tameraire01 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:44 pm

The best weapons system the Germans built in my humble opinion was the ME262 and the R4M rockets built to late to truly effect the war but if Hitler and Goering did not dawdle then we could have seen it in service by 42-43 at the latest. It would have forced the allies to come up with some way to counter it.
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas. Joseph Stalin

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Re: Germany's Weapons in WWII

Postby paul.mercer » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:54 pm

Karl Heidenreich wrote:dougieo:

Karl, you forgot to add 1 "inferior" POW with 1 "inferior" 14in hit to screw up the Bismarcks cruise?, correct?

and while it may be good to have the "best" individuals I would take the BEST TEAM any day!!

No offence Karl

comeback?


No offense taken. In order to answer your post please refer to my recently posted:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1809

It can clarify your ideas in that regard. Anyway, not a single score listed above could be contested...isn´t it?


Hi Karl,
It's nice to hear from you again.
One figure omitted was the best bombers and England with the Lancaster and Halifax wins by a mile!
While there is little to dispute with your other figures, the facts are that the winner is the last man (country) standing - and it was'nt Germany

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Re: Germany's Weapons in WWII

Postby aurora » Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:33 am

Another innovative weapon was Schrage Musik (Jazz Music)-a nightfighter weapon;but there was more to Schräge Musik than just fitting a few angled-up cannon, usually MG 151/20 or MK 108. These were put in the rear of the cockpit of the Bf 110 see attachments, in the aft fuselage of the He 219, and behind the cockpit of the Ju 88 and Do 217. It was important to attack undetected, and therefore tracers were not used. Special ammunition with a faint glowing trail replaced them. The guns were given flash reducers. An additional gunsight was installed in the cockpit to aim the guns.
The attack from below had the advantage that the nightfighter crew could observe and identify the silhouette of the aircraft before they attacked. At the same time the bomber crew could not see the nightfighter against the dark ground, nor defend itself: The belly turrets of British bombers had been removed because of their limited effectiveness and to reduce drag. The nightfighter usually aimed for the fuel tanks, not for the fuselage, because of the risk that exploding bombs would damage the attacker. Schräge Musik soon produced devastating results. It was at its most successful in the winter of 1943-1944. This was a time when losses became unacceptable: The RAF lost 78 of 823 the bombers that attacked Leipzig on 19 February, and 107 of the 795 bombers that attacked Berlin on 30 March


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Re: Germany's Weapons in WWII

Postby aurora » Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:37 pm

Ober/Lt Peter Spoden flying a Me110 out of Pachim shot down 6 RAF bombers over Peenemunde and explains how :-
"We were the first to use Schrage Musik.We had two 20mm guns mounted in the rear of the cockpit,and a reflex sight,and you flew in such a way that you kept your eyes on the sight as you flew under the bomber.The best point to attack was the two engines on either wing,because that was where the fuel tanks were and a 2- 3 second burst was usually sufficient to set the bomber ablaze.We stayed about 50-80m away-sometimes 100m. On some nights the visibility was pretty bad and the first indications that you were getting close- was when you felt the prop wash-then you knew you were into something-if you were lucky you were in the bomber stream."
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