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owlwatcher
06-12-2004, 09:05 PM
Maybe these
http://www.ww2pacific.com/jethist.html

owlwatcher
06-12-2004, 09:05 PM
Maybe these
http://www.ww2pacific.com/jethist.html

IL2-chuter
06-13-2004, 04:16 AM
1430 262's? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif (airframes, mostly)

Don't know if more than 40 were operational on any single day or more than 300 ever got engines. (Engine availability was really the weak link in German jet program.) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Whos got the hard numbers? Anyone? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

"I fly only Full Real in Il2 Forgotten Battles." -Mark Donohue

JJaguar
06-14-2004, 11:48 AM
It's also a bit inaccurate to say the Me-262 was "Delayed year by Hitler as bomber". The original spec for the plane had always been for a fighter bomber right from the start. It was Willy Messerschmitt's stubborn insistence that the 262 be a pure fighter that caused problems. No matter, it was problems with engine development that really delayed things and this was a comparatively minor issue.

darkhorizon11
06-14-2004, 01:38 PM
Yeah, 15% of all the Me 262s built saw operational use. Thats a little over 200. The most ever deployed in one day I believe was in Feb. 1945 (not positive though). Since it was never 100% accepted into Luftwaffe community and many upper Luftwaffe officials considered it a useless waste of men and material it never really saw much past a support role.

Some of those numbers there are pretty generous though. I'm pretty sure the (Fi-103) JB10 Loon didn't fly under American colors 'til the summer of 1945 after the war ended and the witchhunt of jet tech. was in full swing. I'm also pretty sure the Hs132 never flew also, maybe just a mockup, I'm sure Luft 46 has it covered.

Still cool though I haven't heard of all those Soviet models. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

darkhorizon11
06-14-2004, 01:54 PM
Nakamima Kikka?

I used to have a picture of it on my old comp but it got deleted. Its of the Kikka in the Smithsonian without its engines. Does anyone know of any pictures of it back in the WW2 days?

Gibbage1
06-14-2004, 01:58 PM
Wrong. The Loon was in FULL PRODUCTION before the wars end. It was to be used against Japan before the invasion began and deployed by B-17's. Over 1400 were made and ready before the A-bomb dropped. After that all plans for invasion were cancled and the Loons were scrapped.

The V1 did some searious damage to London. I shudder at the thought of a US mass produced V1 would have done to Japan.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by darkhorizon11:

Some of those numbers there are pretty generous though. I'm pretty sure the (Fi-103) JB10 Loon didn't fly under American colors 'til the summer of 1945 after the war ended and the witchhunt of jet tech. was in full swing. I'm also pretty sure the Hs132 never flew also, maybe just a mockup, I'm sure Luft 46 has it covered.

Still cool though I haven't heard of all those Soviet models. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

"Most P-39's were sent to the Russians - so I guess that was an American secret weapon against our Russian allies."

Stan Wood, P-38 pilot who also flew the P-39.

darkhorizon11
06-14-2004, 03:15 PM
Whoa relax there killa!

"Wrong. The Loon was in FULL PRODUCTION before the wars end."

The war is over.