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Toobone

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Re: WWII photographs
« Reply #36 on: June 10, 2019, 02:37:56 AM »

Vladimir Kokkinaki ( at the helm of the “flying tank” IL-2 )


Vladimir Konstantinovich Kokkinaki (1904 - 1985) - famous Soviet test pilot, Major General of Aviation

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Re: WWII photographs
« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2019, 02:47:37 AM »

Personnel of the 189 Guards Brest Order of Suvorov 3 class, ground attack aviation regiment after victory at the walls of the destroyed Reichstag, May 1945



The Il-2 aircraft cell of the 6th Guards Assault Aviation Regiment during the combat mission. Latvia, August 1944



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Re: WWII photographs
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Re: WWII photographs
« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2019, 03:06:32 AM »

The death of the Japanese light cruiser "Casia" off the coast of French Indochina. On January 12, 1945, the "Casia" as part of the HI-86 convoy was subjected to massive attacks by deck aircraft from aircraft carriers of the 38th US operational connection (U.S Task Force 38). As a result of hits of a torpedo and two bombs, he went to the bottom, taking with him 621 crew members. Only 19 Japanese sailors managed to survive. The fate of the "Kasii" was shared by most of the ships of the Japanese convoy HI-86.



A Japanese coastal artillery shell rupture at the side of the American light cruiser Birmingham (USS Birmingham (CL 62) from the 57th operational compound (TF 57). The picture was taken from the side of the heavy cruiser Indianapolis (USS Indianapolis (CA-35) the operation of the landing of American amphibious forces on the island of Saipan (Mariana Islands).





Launch of the He 60 seaplane from the board of the German light cruiser Nuremberg.



Released small series He-100D-1 was used in the spring of 1940 for disinformation of enemy intelligence. To confirm that the aircraft was allegedly actually adopted by the Luftwaffe, its photos were widely published with different emblems, which should show its wide distribution. For more obfuscation, the aircraft was designated as He-113. In reality, the remaining aircraft of the series were sent to the air defense squadron of its own Heinkel plant in Marien. He-100 combat missions were not recorded.




Italian self-propelled installation of fire support Autocannone Lancia 3RO da 100/17 sample 1941 in northern Africa. In the back of the Lancia 3RO truck a captured 100 mm Model 1916 howitzer mounted; in the Italian army the howitzer was called the Obice da 100/17 modello 16.



German seaplanes Heinkel He-59, Heinkel He-115 and others parked in the fjord in the Norwegian Stavanger region. The picture was taken from the board of the British aircraft Lockheed Hudson from the 18th group of the Coast Command of the British Royal Air Force (No. 18 Group, RAF Coastal Command)
P.S.: so, mapmakers of North areas, look at this landscape..



Soviet soldiers and commanders inspect the German Henschel reconnaissance aircraft Hs.126 captured near Moscow in December, 1941.




The German long-range reconnaissance seaplane Blohm & Voss BV 138 splashed down near the submarine U-255 (type VII C) off the coast of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago. The landing was done for the purpose of refueling from a submarine.



Experimental high-altitude Luhftwaffe interceptor Blohm und Voss B.155 V-2By captured by US military in the hangar. Originally, the machine was developed by Messerschmitt AG as a single deck fighter for the Graf Zeppelin aircraft carrier. Further development was carried out by Blohm und Voss. It is considered one of the most bizarre fighter with a piston engine, which appeared during the 2nd World War in the "Third Reich". The V.155 had an extremely large wing span and completely non-standard placement of radiators. The picture shows the unfinished third prototype. Subsequently, he was sent to the UK, where after the exhibition in Farnborough, the plane was transported to the United States for detailed study.




Technical staff launches Heinkel He 114 A-2 (Heinkel He 114 A-2) hydroplane of the Romanian Air Force (Mamaija hidrodrom). Seaplane made in Germany.




Gotha Go 244 transport aircraft (Gotha Go 244, onboard code NI + FQ) of a special purpose combat group KGr.z.b.V. (Kampfgruppen zur besonderen verwendung) Luftwaffe at the airfield.



The crew of the German Dornier Do-26V4 flying boat (Dornier Do-26V4) of the 108th special transport group (KGr.zbV. 108) gets out of the car. A distinctive feature of the Do-26 was that the axles of the screws of both rear engines could deviate upwards by 10 degrees. This protected the propeller blades from water spray damage during takeoff and landing.




German light night bombers Gota Go.145, captured by Soviet troops at the airdrom, the Don Front. At the first plan is the German co-ordinated aircraft Fi 156 Storch.
P.S.: U-2 antagonist ;)


Captured German technics at an exhibition in the Gorky Central Culture and Exhibition Complex in Moscow. In the foreground is a German Focke-Wulf Fw bomber. 200 "Condor", followed by the German Henschel attack aircraft Hs.129В, followed by the German fighter Messerschmitt Bf.109. On the left is the German Junkers U-88 bomber (Ju 88), on the left and right are several German Heinkkel He-111 bombers. In the center of the photo and the extreme in the background of the military transport aircraft Junkers U-52 (Ju-52). To the right of the Central Junkers Yu-52 are another Messerschmitt fighter Bf.109 and the Dornier Do.17Z bomber.





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Re: WWII photographs
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2020, 12:39:32 PM »

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Re: WWII photographs
« Reply #41 on: February 09, 2020, 03:05:29 PM »


'Rocket acceleration proves too much for a Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet test airframe'

Found on Imgur.com, shared cause it's interesting - to me at least.
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Re: WWII photographs
« Reply #42 on: February 09, 2020, 11:12:57 PM »

Nice one Ricky.
However it's plain to see that the wing roots fail from excessive wing lift, the airframe sits on the trolley with like 5° AoA or so.
So this is not exactly an accelleration issue, but rather a wing assembly one.

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Re: WWII photographs
« Reply #43 on: February 17, 2020, 12:25:17 PM »

I just posted the gif - after being here for a while and thinking I knew it all; you guys put me to shame with my WWII warbirdie knowledge when compared to what all you guys know. :))

It was just funny to see such a thing on Imgur.com, and I rarely see quality content, so I had to share this immediately - but thanks for the explanation. I wonder, did they do it to find it's breaking point or were they just stupid when they rolled it at that speed with the wing at that angle..?
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« Reply #44 on: February 17, 2020, 11:26:21 PM »

did they do it to find it's breaking point or were they just stupid when they rolled it at that speed with the wing at that angle..?
Can't do much more than wild guessing so this is the best I can come up with from watching the gif a couple of times.
The thing looks pretty much like a full-scale Me-163B model, with all parts attached.
The trolley was bound to crash.
The mounting of the 163 model was not fixed, it was just "sitting" on it's CoL point.
The rocket acceleration seems pretty fast.
In summary, this looks like an early "free flight" test of a full-scale wooden model with weights attached in the fuselage.
The reason why the wings failed is guesswork again.
Rockets cause a lot of vibration, especially the crappy ones used at that time.
A trolley adds further components of vertical acceleration/vibration if the track isn't 150% plain and smooth.
The excessive vibration might have cracked the wing root while the model was accelerating along the track, and when there was sufficient lift to get the thing off it's trolley, the wing roots were too weak to keep it all together.

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Re: WWII photographs
« Reply #45 on: March 30, 2020, 06:04:17 PM »



More of this stuff here. Really worth taking a look.
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Re: WWII photographs
« Reply #46 on: May 09, 2020, 09:11:50 AM »

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Re: WWII photographs
« Reply #47 on: May 09, 2020, 02:51:11 PM »

I've tried tipping the V1 in IL2 with a P-51 but every time it takes the tip of the P-51's wing off.  I know it is also problem just to disturb the airflow by getting a wing in front of the V1 wing but haven't been able to pull that off.
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