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general_kalle
03-13-2007, 01:39 PM
hers something i found on wikipedia.

The diving procedure

Flying at 4,600 meters (15,000 ft), the pilot located his target through a bombsight window in the cockpit floor. After opening the dive brakes and slowing his throttle, he then rolled the aircraft 180?, automatically nosing the aircraft into a dive. Red tabs protruded from the upper surfaces of the wing as a visual indicator to the pilot that in case of a g induced black-out, the automatic dive recovery system would be activated. The Stuka dived at a 60 - 90 degree angle, accelerating to 600 km/h (350 mph).

When the aircraft was reasonably close to the target, a light on the contact altimeter came on to indicate the bomb-release point, usually at a minimum height of 450 m (1,500 ft). The pilot released the bomb by depressing a knob on the control column to release weapons and to initiate the automatic pull-out mechanism. A clutch located under the fuselage would swing the bomb out of the way of the propeller, and the aircraft would automatically begin a 6 g pullout.

Once the nose was above the horizon, dive brakes were retracted, the throttle was opened, and the propeller was set to climb. The pilot regained control and resumed normal flight. The remaining bombs under the wings were used for other targets.

it says that the typically load was(depending on the model a big bomb. (SC-250 for A and B model and SC-500 or SC-1000 for D model)
and 4 SC-50 which is the remaining bombs used for other targets.

wish we had the clutch that swung the bombs out modeled.
by the way. that clutch thing is also on the IAR80 and 81

i didnt know that they flew that high.
i usually do the diving from 1500 to 3000 meters

general_kalle
03-13-2007, 01:39 PM
hers something i found on wikipedia.

The diving procedure

Flying at 4,600 meters (15,000 ft), the pilot located his target through a bombsight window in the cockpit floor. After opening the dive brakes and slowing his throttle, he then rolled the aircraft 180?, automatically nosing the aircraft into a dive. Red tabs protruded from the upper surfaces of the wing as a visual indicator to the pilot that in case of a g induced black-out, the automatic dive recovery system would be activated. The Stuka dived at a 60 - 90 degree angle, accelerating to 600 km/h (350 mph).

When the aircraft was reasonably close to the target, a light on the contact altimeter came on to indicate the bomb-release point, usually at a minimum height of 450 m (1,500 ft). The pilot released the bomb by depressing a knob on the control column to release weapons and to initiate the automatic pull-out mechanism. A clutch located under the fuselage would swing the bomb out of the way of the propeller, and the aircraft would automatically begin a 6 g pullout.

Once the nose was above the horizon, dive brakes were retracted, the throttle was opened, and the propeller was set to climb. The pilot regained control and resumed normal flight. The remaining bombs under the wings were used for other targets.

it says that the typically load was(depending on the model a big bomb. (SC-250 for A and B model and SC-500 or SC-1000 for D model)
and 4 SC-50 which is the remaining bombs used for other targets.

wish we had the clutch that swung the bombs out modeled.
by the way. that clutch thing is also on the IAR80 and 81

i didnt know that they flew that high.
i usually do the diving from 1500 to 3000 meters

Hanglands
03-13-2007, 02:15 PM
Hi,

Its always good to read about Stukas!

But the word 'clutch' I find odd. Maybe its just my un-mechanical mind at play!

The word Ive heard used a few times to describe the mechanism is 'trapeze'.

These are the only pictures I could find.
First, in the down position, ie as it would be at the point of bomb release :

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/stuka1.jpg

And with the bomb attached :

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/stuka3.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/stuka2.jpg

Regards.

cawimmer430
03-13-2007, 02:29 PM
Here's a dumb question...

How do I take off with the Stuka with a 1000 kg bomb underneath?

I always run out of runway, my engine overheats and the plane won't climb. Do I need to use 25-50% fuel? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

p-11.cAce
03-13-2007, 02:31 PM
The higher you start from the better your accuracy will be - in most cases - as you have much more time to get settled into the dive and everything all lined up with your controls centered where they should be. I practiced a lot with the D-5 using the Stuvi and once I got an idea of the "sight picture" from that went back to the earlier models. Love the Stuvi sight though http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

StG77_Stuka
03-13-2007, 11:52 PM
Only a couple of things in life better than a well executed divebomb attack http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

msalama
03-14-2007, 01:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">How do I take off with the Stuka with a 1000 kg bomb underneath? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmmm... it's been a while, but IIRC I used flaps 2 and pre-trimmed the bird before taking off. She did indeed use a fair bit of runway, but managed to get airborne in time nevertheless. The fuel load was at 75%.

Sorry for being a bit vague here, but it's really been a while & I'm no Stuka experten anyway http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

msalama
03-14-2007, 01:20 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Only a couple of things in life better than a well executed divebomb attack http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

+1 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif Almost all I do nowadays, regardless of whether I'm flying Red or Blue... dat %"#= rawks!

msalama
03-14-2007, 01:36 AM
Just tried her again. Took an SC1000 and a full fuel load, used flaps 2 & took off from the main Smolensk AF after using up half the runway or so without any problems whatsoever.

So could you please be a bit more elaborate Cawimmer - what situations exactly are giving you grief there?

PFflyer
03-14-2007, 08:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by cawimmer430:
Here's a dumb question...

How do I take off with the Stuka with a 1000 kg bomb underneath?

I always run out of runway, my engine overheats and the plane won't climb. Do I need to use 25-50% fuel? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Your throttle settings must be screwed up. I doesn't sound like you are getting full throttle on take-off.

JG53Frankyboy
03-14-2007, 08:16 AM
propeller at 100% ?
the Ju87 has not a one lever system like the Fw190 and Bf109

msalama
03-14-2007, 08:44 AM
Well, what you guys said. Or some such thing at any rate is my bet too...