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Offline CJGibson

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Armour in WW2 aircraft
« on: February 27, 2019, 08:03:00 am »
Going off the reservation here (for me anyway). Does anyone have a reference, preferably with figures, for the weight of armour* on WW2 RAF aircraft, especially heavy bombers?

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Chris

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Re: Armour in WW2 aircraft
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2019, 01:32:20 am »
Thanks Joe, seen all them, thanks. What I'm after is a weight (which I suspect will never be accurate and vary for most types as crew add/staff remove it) for a WW2 bomber. For example the A-10 is quoted as having 1,200lb armour, but that's just the bathtub, no mention of the rest. On the Sturmovik, the armour is stated as being 15% of the gross weight - that's the type of figure I'm after.

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Re: Armour in WW2 aircraft
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2019, 03:36:04 am »
Late war german fighter aircraft armour was typically laid out to protect the pilot and sometimes critical engine parts (radiator) against .5 inch machine gun ammo from the front and rear hemisphere.