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Wurger

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Hello,

as a offshot from the previous thread, here is what I know about the Planet-Projekt. Dating from late 1944, it was to use a A4/V2 with as many as 427 small rockets mounted in beehive form and intended to be fired upon a bomber formation, and using a shotgun effect from down the formation, releasing the tiny rockets. Their caliber was to be 44,5mm and configuration were similar to the better known R4M Orkan.
Does anyone know more?

Image and data from Fritz Hahn`s "Waffen und Geheimwaffe...".
 

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Waffenmunition Skoda Brünn "Schlange"
Length 790 mm.
Diameter 55 mm.
Weight 3,5 kg.
Max speed 450 m/sec.
 

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I'm not too convinced if the Schlange had anything to do with the Planet Project, or was just an air-to-air rocket study, similar to the R 4M?
Hahn also mentions a 97 mm rocket carrying nine 3 cm subprojectiles as a development of the Planet project. The Planet was, as I understand, not the name of a single project, but a whole program of small rocket subprojectiles, some of which were to move on helical trajectories.

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Hi guys :),

thank you so much for your replies. Attached are some images from Igor Witkowski`s book "Truth About the Wunderwaffe". He found several projects of submunitions rocket carriers. The spiralling rockets could be related to "Planet", as well as the ones shown at the detailed plan.
 

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Justo Miranda said:
I have references of something named "Pfeilrakete" used in the Enzian warhead.
Could it be anione in the pictures?
I am afraid (that means I am sure) there is something wrong with the pictures you've attached to your post. They are not visible, they cannot open in any way.

Piotr
 

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Hi everybody

To Wurger: Thanks for the pictures ! Are there more ?

Prof. Osenberg developed a warhead for the R100BS with 14 little rockets. Someone knows more ?

About the V-2 with 427 little rockets. What would this anti-aircraft A-4 rocket look like ?
Only a different warhead ? Extra vertical stabilizers ? Like the Wasserfall ?
What about the big fuel-tanks and the fuel ? Another rocket engine ?

I read that prof. Osenberg and the Aerodynamische Versuchsanstalt Göttingen (AVA Göttingen) worked on a project called Projekt Bienenkorb. (Project beehive) What was it ?
(It was a Miznay-Schardin effect mine)

Maybe interesting ?
http://www.sturmpanzer.com/Default.aspx?tabindex=5&tabid=611&item=1&sec=1
Reichsforschungsrat "Project Planet" ?
http://downloads.sturmpanzer.net/guides/NARA_T733_R1_Guide_11.pdf

Many greetings and thanks in advance
 

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Hi

Another variant.
Projekt Planet 15.01.1945

Submarine launched variant
-against aircraft
-against ships
-against depth charges

Source
https://books.google.com
"Voll Begeisterung schlagen unsere Herzen zum Führer": Die Technische Hochschule Hannover und ihre Professoren im Nationalsozialismus
by Michael Jung
Page 303
 

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what the V2 with 427 rocket looked like?
 

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do you have something regarding the V2 with 427 rocket?
 

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Dan, thanks.

Highly interesting paper. Any chance to see the rest of the document?
 
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