'Bomb' rack for Hagelhorn mounted on a Focke Wulf Fw190F-8

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  1. weinace

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    Can anyone "steer"me in the right direction to find out, which rack was to be used to mount a Hagelhorn on a Focke Wulf Fw190F-8?

    Was it to be the rack for mounting torpedos, or was it to be a totally new rack?

    Any images would be mosT gratefully viewed.

    Thanks and regards,

    weinace:p
     
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    According to Luftwaffe X-Planes by Manfred Griehl, an ETC-502 mounting was used for the Hagelhorn. This rack could also carry a standard Lt 5b Aerial Torpedo. The book shows both being mounted onto a Fw 190, however it was the A-8 model. I would assume that it would have been the same though on the F-8.
     
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    By saying "Hagelhorn" are you meaning the Bv246 Hagelkorn (hailstone)?

    If so, here's a couple photos that show the Bv246 mounted to a Fw190
     

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    Thank you BOTH for your quick replies.

    I can now go and build my 'plane using Condor's Hagelhorn rather than Hasegawa's VERY expensive (in UK) kit.

    Regards,

    weinace:p
     
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