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Offline Jemiba

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Re: Messerschmitt Me 321/323, pre- and follow-on projects (ZSO 523)
« Reply #45 on: March 12, 2015, 09:55:04 am »
Nope, it's a proposal to use the "Tragschlepp" (carrying tow) method to launch the Me 321.
Until the development of the He 111Z there was only the Ju 90 capable to tow the Me 321
alone and tghen not even fully loaded. So the "Troika-Schlepp" was developed, with 3 Me 110
towing a single Me 321. That proved to be possible but dangerous, so that method was proposed,
but never tested or even used operationally.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me 321/323, pre- and follow-on projects (ZSO 523)
« Reply #46 on: March 12, 2015, 11:01:47 am »
Does anyone know where I could find a drawing of the Me 323E-2/WT??
 I've always been curious about that bit of madness... I think it would've been the largest escort fighter ever.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me 321/323, pre- and follow-on projects (ZSO 523)
« Reply #47 on: March 12, 2015, 11:56:28 am »
 ;D

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Re: Messerschmitt Me 321/323, pre- and follow-on projects (ZSO 523)
« Reply #48 on: March 12, 2015, 12:04:52 pm »
The only drawing I could find, unfortunately quite small, is from Ernst Peter "Giganti":
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Re: Messerschmitt Me 321/323, pre- and follow-on projects (ZSO 523)
« Reply #49 on: March 12, 2015, 12:16:56 pm »
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Re: Messerschmitt Me 321/323, pre- and follow-on projects (ZSO 523)
« Reply #50 on: March 12, 2015, 12:41:19 pm »
Heureka, a drawing of the E-2/WT with at least a partial top view, showing the
nose turret and the positions of the four wing mounted turrets.
Source was an issue from FiegerRevue, but I'm not sure, my ACDSee description
file isn't readable anymore ...  :-\
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Re: Messerschmitt Me 321/323, pre- and follow-on projects (ZSO 523)
« Reply #51 on: March 12, 2015, 02:24:27 pm »
Nope, it's a proposal to use the "Tragschlepp" (carrying tow) method to launch the Me 321.
Until the development of the He 111Z there was only the Ju 90 capable to tow the Me 321
alone and tghen not even fully loaded. So the "Troika-Schlepp" was developed, with 3 Me 110
towing a single Me 321. That proved to be possible but dangerous, so that method was proposed,
but never tested or even used operationally.


Thank you my dear Jemiba.

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Re: Messerschmitt Me 321/323, pre- and follow-on projects (ZSO 523)
« Reply #52 on: March 12, 2015, 03:16:43 pm »
Heureka, a drawing of the E-2/WT with at least a partial top view, showing the
nose turret and the positions of the four wing mounted turrets.
Source was an issue from FiegerRevue, but I'm not sure, my ACDSee description
file isn't readable anymore ...  :-\

I believe the original image comes from 'Warplanes of the Third Reich'...

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Re: Messerschmitt Me 321/323, pre- and follow-on projects (ZSO 523)
« Reply #53 on: March 13, 2015, 04:30:55 am »
Heureka, a drawing of the E-2/WT with at least a partial top view, showing the
nose turret and the positions of the four wing mounted turrets.
Source was an issue from FiegerRevue, but I'm not sure, my ACDSee description
file isn't readable anymore ...  :-\

Thank you sir - fascinating.

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Re: Messerschmitt Me 321/323, pre- and follow-on projects (ZSO 523)
« Reply #54 on: March 13, 2015, 07:03:46 am »
I believe the original image comes from 'Warplanes of the Third Reich'...

Yes, this may be correct. The FliegerRevue magazine probably often used "ready made"
drawings, too. The style with seceral side views and just a single top and front view
could be found quite often there, and I scanned quite a lot of articles from FliegerRevue
issues. Since I've4 switched to Win 7, I cannot open several (not all !) descript.ion
files (ACDSee description files) anymore, not even using a text editor.
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Re: Messerschmitt Me 321/323, pre- and follow-on projects (ZSO 523)
« Reply #56 on: January 01, 2017, 07:35:16 am »
From; Die Giganten Me-321 Me-323

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Re: Messerschmitt Me 321/323, pre- and follow-on projects (ZSO 523)
« Reply #57 on: March 15, 2019, 06:06:47 am »
From Kryl'ya Rodine 1/2018,

a clearer view to Me.261 Project.