If your question is about the single-seat Me 262 with radar antennae: there was one such aircraft, but it seems it was a testbed with the radar array on its nose used mainly for aerodynamic testing.sgeorges4 said:So this was a real B2a concept?!
Probably to show, how much the nose was lengthened compared to the standard.sgeorges4 said:why original nose is dashed for the project under the first one?
.. and another good reason to mention the source (but I just asked once or twice ...) ! :sgeorges4 said:... and can anyone give a larger picture of those project(I have some problem for reading what's write on them)?
Yes, see p44.sgeorges4 said:Thanks! Just want to know If those Mohr drawing are based on something real or not.
Thanks for your answer!
And for the lufthansa logo,It's seem that the first example where suppose to be create in the Berlin-
Staaken workshops of Deutsche Lufthansa from what I can understand in this book:
I'd say the photo is real, just showing a Me 262 A-1/2 with solid fuelled RATO units, not the Me 262 C-3 Heimatschuetzer.sgeorges4 said:fake?
Not that I know of, and not that I think has ever been written about by anyone (happy to be proven wrong if someone else can think of a book which mentions one!). It seems unlikely, since the pilot would have been severely overloaded if required to operate the radar unit while also flying the aircraft, managing the navigation, radio etc. on their own in darkness. And why bother when a two-seater conversion of the Me 262 wasn't that difficult?sgeorges4 said:Just want to know if a all weather or nightfighter monoplace version where at least consider by messerschmitt,and If so any drawing/description of them?
Thank for your answer!
Dear members,From Flugzeug Classic Extra 2019.
Simply because B-29s were not used in Europe during WW2. Like Foo wrote, their longer-range was more needed in the PTO. ETO used B-17s and B-24s.Then why not B-29 in Europe?
Actually, contrary to most everything else that has appeared about using the B-29 in Europe, the USAAF had every intention of using the aircraft and flying it out of the UK. However, according to my original documents (and assuming I am remembering the specifics precisely from here at the kitchen table) the USAAF got into a major pissing match with the RAF and UK about strengthening and extending runways, new taxiways and hardstands, etc., so the B-29 could be used. THis dragged on long enough that the B-29 was not really needed in Europe. On top of that, the AAF was planning on replacing ALL B-24s in all theaters with the B-32 which, had it actually happened, would have been a tremendous force multiplier. Going again from memory, one B-32 would have the equivalent impact of eight B-24s. This is going to be covered in my and Nick Veronico's upcoming book which we hope to have in print by late 2020, "Dominator - The Untold Story of the B-32". And believe me when I say the extent of the untold story is truly staggering.
Anyway, I've found no indication anywhere that the AAF didn't want to use the B-29 in Europe for fear of it falling into German hands. If anyone has any OFFICIAL documents indicating this I would love to see them.
Submitted for your consideration,