LW transport fleet - losses, operations, stock, production

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Re: LW transport fleet - losses, operations, stock, producti

Postby Urmel » 29 Oct 2011 10:55

Does anyone know what Freight Gliders (LS) could mean in late 1941? I would presume Go 242?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotha_Go_242
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Re: LW transport fleet - losses, operations, stock, producti

Postby Jon G. » 29 Oct 2011 12:19

Also Me-321 I presume?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Me_321

...also, from Rich's posts, above, it seems that the motorized version the Me-323 (which only entered service in 1942) also was categorized as a glider?

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Postby Urmel » 29 Oct 2011 15:00

So... LS = Lastensegler. Was the Gotha still classified as such, or was it a GLS (Grossraumlastensegler)?
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Re: LW transport fleet - losses, operations, stock, producti

Postby RichTO90 » 29 Oct 2011 15:01

JBond wrote:http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_blohm_und_voss_bv_222_wiking.html


Interesting. I just realized the significance of that to the acceptence list. The six I gave must be the acceptences to the Fernaufklärungs Staffeln, aircraft V7 and V9-V13. That of course makes me wonder why the seven accepted for the Transport Staffeln, aircraft V1-V6, and V8, don't show up as acceptences on the list? Perhaps its because the C-series was considered production, while the A-series was considered development and preproduction?

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Re: LW transport fleet - losses, operations, stock, producti

Postby Urmel » 29 Oct 2011 16:21

The excellence of [German] forward repair and recovery organisation gives us a salutary lesson in this respect. 7 Armoured Division report, Sept. 1941

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Re: LW transport fleet - losses, operations, stock, producti

Postby Urmel » 01 Nov 2011 03:08

ULTRA indicates that there were 3 BV 222 in the Med by late 41.

Here's a bit more info on performance of the Transportgruppen:

http://wp.me/phMWl-lQ
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Re: LW transport fleet - losses, operations, stock, producti

Postby Ironmachine » 14 Nov 2011 12:33

Some data about transport aircraft losses in Crete, from the preface of Flugzeug Foto-Archiv Spezial Band 3: Kreta - AderlaB der Transportflieger-Verbände:
In the book "Die deutschen Transportflieger im 2. Weltkrieg" by Fritz Morzik (Generalmajor and AOC Luftwaffe Transport Command) and Gerhard Hümmelchen, the number of transport aircraft lost during the Balkan Campaign and the preparations for the Invasion of Crete, from April to June 1941, is put at 324. In the preceding months of January to March, the figure was a mere 42. The months July to September showed the number rising to 75 as the first losses of the opening of the Russian Campaign began to make themselves felt.
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Two other interesting documents dealing with losses sustained during the battle were made available to Gerog Schlaug, author of "Die deutschen Lastensegler-Verbände 1937-45" and "Geschichte einer Transportfliegergruppe im II: Weltkrieg". The figures revealed by the first document put the number of Ju 52s that had to be written of at 85 (degree of damage 60-100%) and 117 as being damaged (10-59%).[...]
The second document states the number of transport aircraft available from 20.5.41-31.5.41. On the first day of the assault, 20 May, 493 aircraft were serviceable; on the day the enemy evacuated the island, 31 May, the number had fallen to 185. KGr.z.b.V.105, the transport unit chiefly featured in this issue, ended the battle with just 19 of its 50 aircraft serviceable.

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Re: LW transport fleet - losses, operations, stock, production

Postby tigre » 31 Dec 2016 16:17

Hello to all :D; a little query.........................................

Assault on Sicily - July 1943.

Frascati 7.7.1943

The bombings of our airfields continue. (Catania, Gerbini, Trapani, Comiso). We have to consider withdrawing our air force, as otherwise it faces certain destruction. But the alternative airfields are too far away for our aircraft to fight effectively, and therefore such a move is not contemplated yet.

Source: The South African Military History Society. Military History Journal - Vol 7 No 2. Assault on Sicily, 1943. Jochen Mahnke.

How many transport planes were lost there due to the bombardment prior to the landing? TIA. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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