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Justo Miranda

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I am doing some research for an article on the R100 rocket. I could find information on the BS “Brand Splitter” and MS “Minen Splitter” but nothing on the M “Minenkopf” version.
Could anyone help with texts of drawings?
 

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Here are some versions known to me:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v432/Grzesio/21cm_BRs_R100-Model_SH.jpg?t=1230504078
The second one can be an early R 100 M version, I think. The last one is a complete mystery. I can find just one information on the R 100 M at the moment, it was to be equipped with an optical proximity fuse - but I have to trace the source...

And what about R 100 DS?

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Hi everybody

There was also a R100BS with spring-loaded fins. Someone knows more ?

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I think it rather was to be. :)
It looked very much like the second R 100 example here:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v432/Grzesio/21cm_BRs_R100-Model_SH.jpg
...but had six folding fins on the bare nozzle, looking very much like the R 4M ones. The whole rocket was to be 1825 mm long and have 600 mm fin span.

Anyway, I've found pretty interesting information on the R 100 BS evaluation in the USSR. The rocket was developed as the ABRS-220 there, but the Soviet version of the Brandschrapnell warhead was found to be completely ineffective - incendiary pellets were colliding in the air, splashing flaming contents all around - the view was impressive, but nothing more.

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Hi everybody

Thanks for the reply ! Here a Arado 234 C-3 with R100BS
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There is also a Arado 234 C-3 with 14WKBS rockets ?
Someone knows more about the 14WKBS rocket ? What was the purpose ? What is it ?

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WK 14 BS (Wurfkorper mortar rakete Brandsplitter) was the fin stabilised version of the WGr 28/32 incendiary antitank rocket with 50 liter Flammöl warhead
 

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I'd say, the WK 14 BS was to have a Brandsplitter warhead. ;) The rocket was to be 80 kg heavy and 29 cm calibre. It was intended as an air-to-ground weapon.

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