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b2spirita
11-02-2007, 06:51 AM
I read the book ' i flew for the fuhrer' by heinz knoke, and it was interesting to see the war told from a new perspective, as he fought the endless numbers of allied bombers. Anyway i found this website dedicated to him and his wife and i thought it might be of interest.


http://www.heinzknokewebsite.com/My-Site/Main_Lilo.htm

F0_Dark_P
11-02-2007, 07:23 AM
Thanx, really nice pics http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

b2spirita
11-02-2007, 01:24 PM
Yeah reading the book i couldnt believe how detached the guy seemed from everything, maybe thats how the german pilots survived upto 4 years of nearly constant conflict. he eventually had a nervous breakdown tho, cnt say i blame him.

JG6_Oddball
11-02-2007, 02:18 PM
Thnx , added to list
S!

JG6_Oddball
11-02-2007, 02:20 PM
Originally posted by b2spirita:
Yeah reading the book i couldnt believe how detached the guy seemed from everything, maybe thats how the german pilots survived upto 4 years of nearly constant conflict. he eventually had a nervous breakdown tho, cnt say i blame him.

I was thinking that when i saw how many times he was shot down....how do you just jump back in the seat again and again and again.... I guess when you have no choice it's easy.

S!

b2spirita
11-03-2007, 03:15 AM
One thing he does mention , aside from using regular bombs with a fuse set to airburst to attack b17s, is the use of a bomb rack containing '100 x five pound bombs' for use against infantry during barbarossa. Does anyone know any more about this or was it just a field mod??. He mentions it in use for the emil and the gustav models, but then again in the book he is never particularly clear on what hes flying at the time.

csThor
11-03-2007, 03:50 AM
That's probably the SD-2 bomblet. Initially they could be carried in a "rack" containing 100 or so of these "devil's eggs", but the release mechanism was too unreliable and so the "Abwurfcontainer" were developed. We have the AB-250 and the AB500 dispersal containers but ATM I'm not sure which one carries which sub-ammunition.

Polyperhon
11-03-2007, 04:11 AM
http://www.heinzknokewebsite.com/My-Site/Victory_5.htm

Difficult to believe that they were actually doing it,but they did.So imagine how dense the B-17 formations were.The difficulty is that to program the bomb to detonate at such height is not a realistic option. Think that for some reason the pilot is forced to throw the bomb below that height;it had to be effective by impact.Possibly it was used more as a way to terrorize the B-17 crews.

skarden
11-03-2007, 04:46 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

thats pretty cool

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/4895/109g43iijg11mv3050nh6.jpg

b2spirita
11-03-2007, 04:56 AM
Can anyone tell me ow to use those in game? i cant seem to hit anything cos of the way it flies. in real life apparently they used to fire it at bombers from 2.5 km behind them, but in game it explodes far below, so any tips??

i have found it to be quite lethal gtg tho http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

horseback
11-03-2007, 11:01 AM
Originally posted by Polyperhon:
http://www.heinzknokewebsite.com/My-Site/Victory_5.htm

Difficult to believe that they were actually doing it,but they did.So imagine how dense the B-17 formations were.The difficulty is that to program the bomb to detonate at such height is not a realistic option. Think that for some reason the pilot is forced to throw the bomb below that height;it had to be effective by impact.Possibly it was used more as a way to terrorize the B-17 crews. Not altitude--time delay. Bombs could be set to explode upon contact or a little after, with the ground, or could be set to explode at roughly a certain time after release.

Knoke used the latter method. If you set your bomb to explode after it has fallen for a period of time corresponding to falling 2000m, you can simply climb 2000m above and a bit ahead of the bomber formation, drop the bomb, and ideally, it will explode in the middle of the targeted formation.

The problem was that the bombs' fusing was not all that reliable or precise, requiring a good deal of luck and skill on the pilot's part, and flying around with the bomb attached made your aircraft an easy target for any high flying escort. It was potentially effective, but so hard to execute that the method was discontinued after a while.

cheers

horseback

Daiichidoku
11-03-2007, 11:17 AM
i thought UBI was the site of aces? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

b2spirita
11-04-2007, 08:03 AM
thats one theory sure http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

JG52Uther
11-04-2007, 08:08 AM
Aah Daii there is another site for the enlightened.All aces are there now be sure.