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Denniss wrote:Lots of BS written in certain books and some authors copied this.
But both versions were at their designed weight limits with this large bomb and certainly not able to take-off from grass strips.
That was quite possibly the reason why the gunner was left behind on the rare occasions when 1000 kg bombs were carried. In January 1941, a couple of Ju 87s of StG 1 dropped 1000 kg bombs on London (by night). At that time, the Geschwader of VIIIth Fliegerkorps were positioned near Pas de Calais from where they could have supported the planned invasion. However, the Jagdgeschwader (Bf 109) of Luftflotte 2 were already crammed into that relatively small area and the Stukas, like (most of) the fighters, had to take off from more or less suitable meadows and fields, I believe.
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