Kehlgerät

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Kehlgerät

Post by oldhoweboy » 16 Mar 2020 14:11

Hi, any one sneezing?
Need help with this aircraft guided missile??? Was it ever used?
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Re: Kehlgerät

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 16 Mar 2020 15:04

I think it should be “Kehlgerät“ and could be the codename for the FuG 203 when used for control of guided missiles/bombs like the Fritz X.

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Re: Kehlgerät

Post by oldhoweboy » 17 Mar 2020 16:48

Focke-Wulf attack on British hunter groups on 27th August, in which remote-controlled glider-bombs were used for the first time and HMS Egret had been sunk and a cruiser severely damaged.
Found this! So it worked on this occasion! Need to research this some more.
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Re: Kehlgerät

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 17 Mar 2020 18:50

Uboat net has the 25th. as the first date used (damaged HMS Bideford) and the sinking of HMS Egtret two days later by Donier 217 and Ju-88 bombers. The glider bombs used were Henschel Hs293 A-1.
https://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/3909.html
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henschel_Hs_293

The system and equipment used can be seen on this link - go to the bottom for the “Kehl I” and “Kehl-Strasssburg”.
https://www.deutscheluftwaffe.com/archi ... #Bedienung

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Re: Kehlgerät

Post by oldhoweboy » 18 Mar 2020 11:18

Thanks, good info!
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