Black Thursday Stukas

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  1. Njaco

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    Several references I have on the Scweinfurt raid of Oct. 14, 1943 mention air-to-air bombing by Ju87 Stukas. Is this even possible? Could a Junkers keep pace with a B-17 and drop a bomb on it?

    I know this was tried with jabo Bf 109s but I've never heard about it being used by fixed gear dive-bombers!
     
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    nope !

    and it was not jabo 109's either, air to air bombing conceived by Heinz Knoke while in II./JG 11 flying Bf 109G's
     
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    Yer Right. just my stupid misuse of terminology! :oops:

    I knew it was with a bf 109 and Knoke ... and I believe he had a partner who was killed before it could be used. They did some practice runs, etc.
     
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    Was it even remotely succesful?

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    It can work in Aviation video games.
     
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    Cive ... I think it was used afew times and then abandoned. I believe they used a timed fuse and when it went off, frags would hit the bombers. The few times it worked several bombers were damaged. But again, too much effort for too little return. :|
     
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