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XyZspineZyX
08-22-2003, 01:11 AM
Am I the only one who's waiting for helicopters? Check this out, this would be a great mission for FB:

http://www.germanvtol.com/fockeachgiles/fa223folder/focke_1.jpg


Meanwhile, the Tempelhof produced Fa-233E was delivered to the Luftwaffe and by "Order of the Fuhrer' on February 25, 1945. ordered to fly to Danzig. it took off from Tempelhof the next morning to proceed on its mission. Due to dodging storms, Allied bombing attacks, advancing allied forces, and having to search for fuel, the helicopter's pilot did not arrive on the outskirts of Danzing until the evening of march 5th. There, because of advancing Soviet forces, it was now impossible to fly into the center of Danzing as ordered. While awaiting orders on where to proceed, the crew got word that a fighter pilot had gotten lost in a snowstorm and had made a crash landing. Lt. Gerstenhauer took off in the Fa-223 and proceeded to search the area. The helicopter crew spotted the downed Me-109 with the injured pilot still in the cockpit. They rescued him and flew him back to the base for medical attention. By this time, Danzing was falling to the Russians, and the Fa-223's crew took off to try to reach a safer haven. Fuel was still a problem and when they did find a fuel stockpile, they realized that the Allies push had captured or destroyed all the friendly airfields along their projected route. After topping the tanks off, they loaded a 55 gallon drum of gasoline and a hand pump on board, took off and overflew the Soviet forces. When they finally put down at the German base at Werder, they had flown a total of 1041 mile on this escape mission. After a rest the ship was flown to Ainring to join Transportstaffel 40, only to be captured by American troops.

And of course, the Flettner Fl-282 Kolibri:

http://www.germanvtol.com/flettnerfolder/fl282.html



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54LUT3!

"Fighter Aces don't win wars" -- el Zed

XyZspineZyX
08-22-2003, 01:11 AM
Am I the only one who's waiting for helicopters? Check this out, this would be a great mission for FB:

http://www.germanvtol.com/fockeachgiles/fa223folder/focke_1.jpg


Meanwhile, the Tempelhof produced Fa-233E was delivered to the Luftwaffe and by "Order of the Fuhrer' on February 25, 1945. ordered to fly to Danzig. it took off from Tempelhof the next morning to proceed on its mission. Due to dodging storms, Allied bombing attacks, advancing allied forces, and having to search for fuel, the helicopter's pilot did not arrive on the outskirts of Danzing until the evening of march 5th. There, because of advancing Soviet forces, it was now impossible to fly into the center of Danzing as ordered. While awaiting orders on where to proceed, the crew got word that a fighter pilot had gotten lost in a snowstorm and had made a crash landing. Lt. Gerstenhauer took off in the Fa-223 and proceeded to search the area. The helicopter crew spotted the downed Me-109 with the injured pilot still in the cockpit. They rescued him and flew him back to the base for medical attention. By this time, Danzing was falling to the Russians, and the Fa-223's crew took off to try to reach a safer haven. Fuel was still a problem and when they did find a fuel stockpile, they realized that the Allies push had captured or destroyed all the friendly airfields along their projected route. After topping the tanks off, they loaded a 55 gallon drum of gasoline and a hand pump on board, took off and overflew the Soviet forces. When they finally put down at the German base at Werder, they had flown a total of 1041 mile on this escape mission. After a rest the ship was flown to Ainring to join Transportstaffel 40, only to be captured by American troops.

And of course, the Flettner Fl-282 Kolibri:

http://www.germanvtol.com/flettnerfolder/fl282.html



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54LUT3!

"Fighter Aces don't win wars" -- el Zed

XyZspineZyX
08-22-2003, 06:13 AM
Cool read and interesting link. Thanks.


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It's only funny til someone loses an eye....then it's hilarious

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XyZspineZyX
08-22-2003, 08:36 PM
The Heliwhiners movement is building momentum!!


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When you've beed captured, you'll be wishing for one of these:

http://www.germanvtol.com/flettnerfolder/fl282y.jpg



Message Edited on 08/22/0312:46PM by SKULLS_LZ

XyZspineZyX
08-22-2003, 10:00 PM
Cool!
But how do you fly that stuff?
and... Is it SAFE?
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