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Esel1964
09-07-2006, 11:51 PM
Has anyone ever seen,or know where to find video of an Fi-103 'Reichenberg' landing? The skid looks miniscule compared to the Me-163 skid-it had to be a true roll of the dice-I'd imagine.
I know Hanna Reitsch was almost killed landing one,and she was one of the best pilots around.

Also,as a 42y.o.,I think I remember a "60's-70's" movie that depicted this little slice of history(the whole Pennemunde thing:unmanned and manned)-any clues?

Esel1964
09-07-2006, 11:51 PM
Has anyone ever seen,or know where to find video of an Fi-103 'Reichenberg' landing? The skid looks miniscule compared to the Me-163 skid-it had to be a true roll of the dice-I'd imagine.
I know Hanna Reitsch was almost killed landing one,and she was one of the best pilots around.

Also,as a 42y.o.,I think I remember a "60's-70's" movie that depicted this little slice of history(the whole Pennemunde thing:unmanned and manned)-any clues?

Feathered_IV
09-08-2006, 12:14 AM
I don't think any recorded footage still survives. Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever seen any in-flight still photographs either. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif

F19_Olli72
09-08-2006, 04:00 AM
The movie is "Operation Crossbow"

Trailer:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059549/trailers-screenplay-E27421-10-2

Esel1964
09-08-2006, 07:08 PM
Thanks for the info M8's http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif,and that definitely looks like the movie I remember.I'll have to keep a look out on the classic movie channels.

Low_Flyer_MkVb
09-08-2006, 07:13 PM
The 'goofs' section from the previous link is interesting.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059549/goofs