moin1900 said:But why is there a concept for a 30 t bomb ?
Justo Miranda said:Sorry , unidentified source ...
If someone own this book
Maybe there is a drawing or picture ? ??? :
Then please please reply.
Grzesio said:I think there's no need to be excesively excited about the Silbervogel project details. Because it was just an initial study with no details at all. Interesting observations are made in "Deutsche Raketenflugzeuge und Raumtransporter-Projekte" by Koelle, Sacher and Grallert. The Silbervogel performances were calculated with completely unrealistic empty weight of 10 000 kg by 90 000 kg fuel weight. Even by today standards the empty weight was underestimaded over 2.5 times, of course much much more when WW2 era technologies are in question. The bottom line is, the Silbervogel would have never reached its fantastic wannabe speed and range.
What's more, the aircraft speed and range was strongly dependent of the bomb weight. Even if we accept 10 tonnes empty weight, speed of 21 600 km/h and some 20 000 km range would be possible with only minimal load of 300 kg (!). 4800 kg load would reduce the speed to 18 000 km/h and range to 12 200 km, while with a 31 800 kg bomb only 7200 km/h speed and 1528 km range would be possible.
Meteorit said:However, the bad news is I don't have a scanner, the good news is the bomb as depicted in pictures of a scale model made by the author is very simplistic, basically just a cylinder. No fins or other control surfaces. I made a quick sketch with Paint that should portray the basic idea. And remember that the author doesn't give his sources for the bomb shape, I suspect he may have just 'invented' it himself.
zerstorer1946 said:Hi all, im looking into scratchbuilding my own kit of the sanger "silverbird" rocket bomber.
i really need some good scale drawings...can anyone help? ?
antigravite said:Yes, thank you. Very good find. I had very close connections to Sänger's son, Hartmut (who passed away in december 2015). We shared a lot but we never discussed this early article. Although I had privileged access to all archives for a research project. Thank you again.