I have seen reference to this (94mm or 32 pdr) in two or 3 places (details if anyone wants them) implying that it was a. considered, and b. in another place, actually built and flown postwar. Does anyone have confirmation, drawings, picture, please?
I'll try and dig it out when I get home
In the end it was decided that rockets were the way to go and no further work was done (no real suprise)
Meteorit said:Do you have the designation of that gun?
pometablava said:on page 121 we can read the following entry:
"Junkers Ju-288 G-Reihe
Projektierte Version mit 1 x 35,5 cm-Kanone im Bombenraum, die beim Einsatz gegen Schiffsziele durch ben Bug ausgefahren werden sollte"
My knowledge of German Language is very basic...can our German friends give a little help ? (Boxkite or Jemiba)
Jemiba said:Ah, people, who are very tidy, are just too lazy for searching !
"Münchhausen-Gerät" was a good clue, I knew, it was mentioned somewhere ..
About 30 years ago, I've bought a series of paperbacks, not what I would call
good and reliable today, but nevertheless, two issues, one about german, the
other about allied secret weapons mention the "Gerät 104" and the 32 pdr
gun in the Mosquito.
The SG 104 is shown under a Do 217 and not inside the bomb bay, as with
the Ju 288.
Of the 32 pdr, just the recoil damper (?) is shown, designed by Monsieur Galliot.
... a heavy gun installation had been considered.Mounting a
3.7 in. (94mm) anti-aircraft gun into a Mosquito and on
4 December 1942 a ground attack version with extra armour
plating were discussed and weight estimates made.
So far "Mosquito" by C.Martin Sharp and Michael J.F.Bowyer
Creycy Pubications - 1995
From memory, the 32 pdr was intended to fire proximity-fuzed HE shells at bombers.I was recently searching through the internet when I found a drawing of a De Havilland Mosquito with a 32-pounder (94 mm) gun in the nose. I would like to know whether it was a real project or not and whether anyone had heard about it. I would also like to know, if it is real, whether anyone has any information about it and what was the driving force behind it.