German ground to air rockets

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Erich
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German ground to air rockets

Post by Erich » 19 Jun 2002 21:17

Guys :

Looking for web-site(s) covering the use (were they operational ?), of the Germans use of anti-bomber rockets fired from the ground. Images welcome.

thanks all ! :)

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Post by Canutt » 19 Jun 2002 22:08

take a look to my site
http://arse.freeweb.org

in particular to this page

http://arse.freeweb.supereva.it/armi_superficie_aria.htm

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Post by Erich » 19 Jun 2002 22:47

Canutt :

Good links, but do you have any figures for any of the rockets if they were operational against the Allied 4-motor bombers... ?

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Post by Canutt » 20 Jun 2002 11:36

no G to A rocket was actually operative...
only some operational tests were made for the schmetterling.


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Re: German ground to air rockets

Post by Scott Smith » 25 Jun 2002 10:06

Erich wrote:Guys :

Looking for web-site(s) covering the use (were they operational ?), of the Germans use of anti-bomber rockets fired from the ground. Images welcome.

thanks all ! :)

The Wasserfall was tested but was never operational.
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http://users.visi.net/~djohnson/missile/wasserfl.html

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Rockets.....

Post by Erich » 26 Jun 2002 21:49

Thanks Scott for the pic and drawing ; so it appears that no ground to air rockets were in use ? Did think that were at least 20 or so fired in protection of the larger cities.......

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Post by Erik E » 26 Jun 2002 22:15

I once heard about a "Rakettenwerfer" (Rag 38?) which was capable of fireing an "anchor" attached to a steelwire. The anchor had a parachute attached, so it stayed a minute or the up in the air....
This is supposed to have been used against low level anti-shipping strikes.
A very reliable source also claims that this weapon downed 2 Beaufighters early 1945........

Anyone got some more on this?

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