He-177

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  1. Clave

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    I don't think I posted these before...?

    The Heinkel He 177 was a 4-engined heavy bomber which entered service with the Luftwaffe in 1942. It had an interesting layout of double-engines driving a single propellor in each wing ‘pod’ which led to serious complications in the early development stages.

    The He 177 was 70 mph faster than a Lancaster or Fortress and carried a similar bomb load, but rather than becoming a mass-produced success, relatively few were made, and the early design brief for it to double as a dive bomber caused huge problems too.

    The He 177 continued in production until 1944, and was used against shipping as well as area bombing. It was armed with 4 x 13mm machine guns, 2 x 20mm cannon, and carried up to 6,000Kg of bombs internally or 3 x Fritz or Hs 293 glide bombs.

    This example is an He 177 A-5 of 3./KG1 Luftwaffe 1944.

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    This example is an He 177 A-5 of Stab 2/KG1 Luftwaffe 1944.

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    This example is an He 177 A-3 of 2./KG4 Luftwaffe 1944.

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    This example is an He 177 A-5 of II/KG40 Luftwaffe 1944.

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    This example is an He 177 A-5 of 5./KG100 Luftwaffe 1944.

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    This example is an He 177 A-5 of 5./KG100 Luftwaffe 1944.

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    Nice profiles but to be pedantic, four engines? :)

    I'd say two DB 606s were two engines not four. The DB 606 had its own designation and own distinct documentation ('Motoren-Handbuch', 'Ersatzteilliste' etc. )

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    Fair enough, but to be even more accurate it should have been called 'a stupendously stupid lash-up that was never going to work'
     
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    Looked good though! ;) :lol:
     
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    One of my favourites
     
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