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German glide bombs and aerial torpedoes

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Hi everybody

I have read about the Peter-X glide bomb here
http://www.balsi.de/Weltkrieg/Waffen/Sonderwaffen/Luftwaffe/peterx.htm
http://www.net.bialystok.pl/~hess/r_lpk_peter_x.htm
Any pictures or drawings?

Zippermayr L.40 Lufttorpedo
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Zippermayr
Any pictures or drawings?

Delta torpedo-glider Gerätwerk Stargard L.50
http://www.balsi.de/Weltkrieg/Waffen/Sonderwaffen/Luftwaffe/l10.htm
http://www.net.bialystok.pl/~hess/r_lpk_l.50.htm
Any pictures or drawings?

L.10
http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/LRG/l10.html
Fritz-X
http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/LRG/fritz.html

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The German side did not notice any effect of jamming.
It knew about the technical unreliability of its guided missiles that did not require jamming to end in failure.

Well, Germans in WW2 were rather poor in electronic, and notoriously suspicious of high technology (no wonder, considering Nazi anti-intellectual policy). For example, after their radio navigation fiasco in the "battle of the beams", they just give up all efforts in this area alltogether.
 

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The German side did not notice any effect of jamming.
It knew about the technical unreliability of its guided missiles that did not require jamming to end in failure.
Actually, by late 1943 the Luftwaffe had become paranoid about jamming to a point where they were reluctant to approve any project that required electronic signals that might be jammed. Whether they recognized this about guided weapons like Fritz X or Hs 293, they certainly knew they could and like were being jammed just as most other electronic systems were.

A clear example of this is the insane use of wire guidance in the Ruhrstal X-4 air-to-air missile. Wire guidance became one of the "go to" methods of sending control signals to a missile because it was seen as unjammable. Such was the paranoia the Luftwaffe had towards electronics.
 

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Actually, by late 1943 the Luftwaffe had become paranoid about jamming to a point where they were reluctant to approve any project that required electronic signals that might be jammed.
And that is why they were designing radio controlled or beam riding missiles till the very end of the war? ;)
A clear example of this is the insane use of wire guidance in the Ruhrstal X-4 air-to-air missile.
I think, wire guidance was chosen because of simplicity and small size of the receiver, considering dimensions of the missile. Other air-to-air missiles developed for the Luftwaffe were still radio guided.
 
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And that is why they were designing radio controlled or beam riding missiles till the very end of the war?

Considering that they never developed any other control radio system to replace the Kehl-Strasbourg, their efforts were mostly of "engineer Hans REALLY didn't want to be drafted" category.
 

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