Projekt Huckepack

Michel Van

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If found this Projekt in Wikipedia, so i don't know it for real !

Projekt Huckepack (Project Piggyback)

For the America Bomber Project during WWII
they had Idea to use a Mistel-Gespann that is
a Heinkel He 177 bomber, carry a Dornier Do 217E powered with an additional Lorin-Ramjet.
the Mistel-Gespann liftoff at Bordeaux Luftwaffe base in France
the He 177 flies so fare west as they can then relace the Do 217E that ignite the Lorin-Ramjet.
over USA eastcoast the Do 217 makes it bombing, return back to Atlantic towards rendezvous point
with German U-Boat, Bomber crew bailout with parachute and is pickup by the sub
the bomber would be ditched after crew left it.

real project or Wiki Hoax ?
 

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There were tests with various Lorin ramjets on a Do 217, but I can't
believe, that this would have been suitable for reaching the US.
It would just have increased fuel consume. And I severely doubt, that a
He 177 could have taken-off with this load !
 

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Jemiba said:
There were tests with various Lorin ramjets on a Do 217, but I can't
believe, that this would have been suitable for reaching the US.
It would just have increased fuel consume. And I severely doubt, that a
He 177 could have taken-off with this load !

me to

the Wiki source say that Projekt Huckepack was chancel because of lack a Kerosene
needed for Ram engine and lost of Bordeaux Luftwaffe base in France in 1944

can the Do217E engine used also for taken-off ?
 

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Ignition in a dive only
Here some text and drawings from "Geheimprojekte der DFS" by Horst Lommel , Motorbuch Verlag 2000
and unknown source.
 

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here two picture

DO 217E Ramjet test in flight

First Ramjet test on truck
(the stick has mirror so Sanger and the driver can see the combustion)
poor police officer on side of road, cannot give them a speed ticket ::)

source: Geo magazin with articel of Sänger II
 

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