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Kadija_Man

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What were they intending to use it for?
 

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Just ask wiki ! ;)
Aerial target, called "„Flakzielgerät 43“ (AAA target 1943) and recce, then with the
name "Fernfeuer" (distant fire), that could imply a use by the artillery, although, as it
was just taking photos, that had to be processed after landing, target aquisition would
have been quite a lengthy affair.
 

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Jemiba said:
Just ask wiki ! ;)
Aerial target, called "„Flakzielgerät 43“ (AAA target 1943) and recce, then with the
name "Fernfeuer" (distant fire), that could imply a use by the artillery, although, as it
was just taking photos, that had to be processed after landing, target aquisition would
have been quite a lengthy affair.

My dear Jemiba,


here is a artist drawing to Argus Fernfeuer.


V-1 Flying Bomb 1942-1952
 

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Jemiba said:
Just ask wiki ! ;)
Aerial target, called "„Flakzielgerät 43“ (AAA target 1943) and recce, then with the
name "Fernfeuer" (distant fire), that could imply a use by the artillery, although, as it
was just taking photos, that had to be processed after landing, target aquisition would
have been quite a lengthy affair.
Photos might not have been the only way it could have provided information on enemy positions. If it was rigged with the right sensors say perhaps modified target scoring gear of the day, along the means of transmitting the data generated, it may have been possible (at least in theory) to calculate the rough positions of concentrations of enemy forces based on the density of fire the Flakzielgerät 43 was taking along with the general direction/s the incoming fire was originating from. Of course the Flakzielgerät 43 would have to have armor and/or redundancy in critical areas in order to survive long enough to gather enough data to let the artillery rip, not to mention any hope of getting back with nice clear pictures of enemy positions & movements.

Just a thought.
 

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And flying torpedo;

http://denzjos.rf.gd/afstandswapens.html?i=1
 

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Was that Air Corps Target Plane of 1940 a real Project or not ?.

 

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