Were There Any Plans To Equip The Ar-234 In More KG Units?

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Were There Any Plans To Equip The Ar-234 In More KG Units?

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 10 Jul 2019 04:26

Gentlemen,

KG-76 was the only flying bomber unit that I know that was equipped with Arado Ar-234 jet bombers during WWII. Were there any plans to equip some other KG bomber squadrons with Ar-234 jet bombers?


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Re: Were There Any Plans To Equip The Ar-234 In More KG Units?

Post by DirkAH » 14 Jul 2019 20:56

Hello!

According to Griehl's "Luftwaffe '45" the OKL's plan for the KG in August 1944 was to have the following groups by December 1945:
6x Gruppen with Ju 388 K-1 (L.G. 1, K.G. 6, K.G. 66)
3x Gruppen with Ju 388 M-1 (K.G. 26)
2x Gruppen Me 262 A-1a/Bo or A-2 (K.G. 54)
14x Gruppen with Ar 234 C-3 or C-5 (K.G. 76, ?)
4x Gruppen Do 335 (K.G. 2)
2x Gruppen Ju 287
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