Me-323

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  1. B-17engineer

    B-17engineer Active Member

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    I just got done watching a show called "Wing of the Luftwaffe" and it was a bout the Me-323. So as I heard Junkers submitted a design does anyone have a diagram or pictures of it if there was one.

    Originally it was powered by Hydrogen Peroxide Rockets could be Towed by 3 Me-110's or 1 He-111 Z. The ROckets were used to aid on take off. And the point of it was incase of the Battle of Britain its could carry 120 troops artillery and a tank. Correct?
     

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    The last picture is of the Glider version's cockpit, the Me-321, not the Me-323.
     
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    Yea i Noticed that after I posted it. THanks though. THat one of a gunner is actually inside the Me-323
     

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    Explains the odd cockpit :)

    Great picture of the Ju-290 btw, awesome a/c.
     
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    The RLM invited Junkers and Messerschmitt to submit designs on huge transport gliders after successful airborne force operations in May 1940.

    Messerschmitt submitted the Me 321, as pointed out by Soren, and Junkers, the Ju 322 Mammut. The RLM asked Messerschmitt to build their design from tubular steel and Junkers from wood. The Mammut was a failure.

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    B-17engineer Active Member

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    Ok thanks a lot Graeme and Soren
     
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    The Me-323 was a complete success however, an amazing transport a/c. But without escorts it was very vulnerable.
     
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    True, I saw a gun cam footage of one being attacked by a B-26 Marauder
     
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    Certainly an intriguing aircraft. Great shot with the self propelled gun out the front of the 323.
     
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    Yep, I love that aircraft. And she's a MEAN model in 1:72..!
     
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