He 177/277

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He 177/277

Post by procrazzy » 06 Sep 2004 12:48

How good was the he 177? and what could have happend if the he 277 got into mass production? If possible could you please send me some pics of thease two areoplanes.

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Post by PG » 10 Oct 2004 14:20


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Post by PG » 10 Oct 2004 14:25

... and one more link to both planes:
http://www.luftarchiv.de/flugzeuge/heinkel/he177.htm
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Post by Huck » 10 Oct 2004 15:23

PG wrote:... and one more link to both planes:
http://www.luftarchiv.de/flugzeuge/heinkel/he177.htm
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Hi PG,

This is a duplicate of an older thread:

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... ight=he177

Most the information on the sites you mentioned is incorrect. Please reply on the other thread. This one should be closed.

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Re: He 177/277

Post by Cantankerous » 19 Feb 2021 00:15

procrazzy wrote:
06 Sep 2004 12:48
How good was the he 177? and what could have happend if the he 277 got into mass production? If possible could you please send me some pics of thease two areoplanes.

cheers

procrazzy
The Heinkel He 277 was Heinkel's proposal for a long-range bomber capable of reaching Manhattan (project drawings of the He 277 design can be found at https://www.forum.axishistory.com/viewt ... p?t=216598). If the He 277 had gotten into mass production in 1942 rather than 1943, then Hitler would have used He 277s as well as Me 264s to conduct air raids on Manhattan and the Rust Belt had he chosen to attack the eastern US rather than invade the USSR. Lest anyone forget, the He 177B was confused with the He 277 in some pre-recent books on aircraft built in Nazi Germany, and there was the story that He 177B was invented by Heinkel as a cover designation for the He 277, but we now know from Heinkel company documents and RLM correspondences that He 177B was allocated to the He 177 variant with four separate piston engines (originally called He 177A-8) in the summer of 1943, months after He 277 was assigned by the RLM to the 131-foot span Heinkel strategic bomber design. The He 177B was only comparable to the Avro Lancaster and Handley Page Halifax in terms of size, while the He 277 was comparable to the B-29 and B-32.

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Re: He 177/277

Post by Peter89 » 19 Feb 2021 08:46

Air raids to the US coast from Europe was not a serious option.

Even if it was via technical ways, its efdects would be largely like the bombing of Bahrein or the flights from Ukraine to China.
“And while I am talking to you, mothers and fathers, I give you one more assurance. I have said this before, but I shall say it again, and again and again. Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars." - FDR, October 1940

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