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    Me 410 Rockets?

    Can anyone explain what this is. Looks like a rocket launch tube. these are the only 2 pictures i have seen, and it looks like its a rotary type launcher. Also, does anyone have any documents on this.








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    a failure, the rotary mortar principle when fired tore the nose of the 410 right off. obviously dropped in care of crew safety and functionality
    Rip it up !

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    Thanks for the info Eric, I sure would hate to have that sitting under me.


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    Erich is bang on the money. That is Me 410 B-1 W.Nr. 425416 which was equipped with a six shot revolving WGr 21 rocket launcher. Tested on February 3rd 1944 the experiment ended in failure after the rockets blew the nose panels off the aircraft!

    Whoops.


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    Timing is everything.



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    Yep...that was one of those ideas that were just a little ahead of thier time...

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    Light blue touch-paper and retire.....permanently!!





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    That said the '410 had probably the most diverse array of weapon packages ever tried on a Luftwaffe aircraft. No photon torpedo though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximowitz View Post
    That said the '410 had probably the most diverse array of weapon packages ever tried on a Luftwaffe aircraft. No photon torpedo though.
    Should have mounted sharks with lazer beams under the wings.


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    Dunno...I thought the Ju88 had quite a few different weapons configs...

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    here ya go
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    Very nice Mr B17!


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    Dam, that's a bigass rocket!



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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingBerserker View Post
    Dam, that's a bigass rocket!

    There's a quote by a KG51 pilot using those rockets for the first time in Dierich's "History of KG51", I'll dig it out later.


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    No Problem. It's not good but explains the idea in a brief explanation.
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