Kagero Miniatury Lotnicze 27 JG 1 Oesau
Автор: Marek J. Murawski
Год издания: 2003
Размер: 70 Mb
Изображения: цветные и черно-белые фото, цветные рисунки
Hptm. Eduard Tratt, commander of Erprobungskommando, a testing unit within I./JG 1, finished his morning coffee, raised his head and glanced around. Other JG 1 pilots were finishing breakfast at the tables of Schiphol airfield dining room. Tratt rose slowly and, looking at his watch, moved towards the door. At the margin of the take-off area, standing among other Focke-Wulf Fw 190As were four machines of his unit. They were different from the rest in that they had strange tubes underslung from the wings, with sharp projectile tips sticking out of them. These were the newest, unguided rocket missiles - the 210 mm Wurfgranate 42. The spin-stabilized powder rockets featured a warhead containing 9.5 kg of an explosive. Tests conducted at the Rechlin research center were promising as to their possible use against
US four-engined bomber formations.