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raf1659
07-14-2004, 08:36 AM
In IL2 we have the P-38 armed with two "M-8 Bazooka launcher" hanging to sides of the fuselage. I have not never seen a photo that tests this combination of armament, if someone could post a real photo...
Thanks

raf1659
07-14-2004, 08:36 AM
In IL2 we have the P-38 armed with two "M-8 Bazooka launcher" hanging to sides of the fuselage. I have not never seen a photo that tests this combination of armament, if someone could post a real photo...
Thanks

ELEM
07-14-2004, 08:46 AM
What! not never!!

Photos here...
http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://p-38online.com/rockets.JPG&imgrefurl=http://p-38online.com/media.html&h=200&w=350&sz=18&tbnid=2zUKbJJOZAEJ:&tbnh=66&tbnw=115&start=1&prev=/images%3Fq%3DP-38%2Brockets%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26sa%3DG

I wouldn't join any club that would have ME as member!

http://img35.photobucket.com/albums/v107/Elem_Klimov/I-16_desktop.jpg http://img35.photobucket.com/albums/v107/Elem_Klimov/dhm_787_small.jpg

Zyzbot
07-14-2004, 08:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by raf1659:
In IL2 we have the P-38 armed with two "M-8 Bazooka launcher" hanging to sides of the fuselage. I have not never seen a photo that tests this combination of armament, if someone could post a real photo...
Thanks<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ok...here is a photo....and here are two links which have information claiming that the M8 "bazooka" type launchers were used on P-38, P-47, and P-51.


http://www.vectorsite.net/twbomb5.html

http://www.ww2guide.com/bombs.shtml

http://p-38online.com/p38z2.JPG

IL2-chuter
07-14-2004, 09:24 AM
"Only limited use was made of rockets (4.5in. M10 rocket launcher, M8 rockets) by the 8th Air Force fighters in ground attack, amounting to no more than an operational trials period.

"Four sets of rocket installations with 60 projectiles were provided for each of the four P-47 groups in August 1044. The 56th and 353rd Groups immediately fitted trial installations but the 78th and 356th were delayed through lack of special tools. All these groups made a number of ground attack sorties with rockets during August and September 1044. The installation points were later removed from most P-47s."

The Mighty Eighth War Manual http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

There was a twin engined P-40 that was flight tested . . . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

"I fly only Full Real in Il2 Forgotten Battles." -Mark Donohue

[This message was edited by IL2-chuter on Wed July 14 2004 at 08:38 AM.]

Zyzbot
07-14-2004, 11:02 AM
I saw a photo of that twin engine P-40 once somewhere but I did not realize that it got beyond mock up stage. Interesting!

Korolov
07-14-2004, 01:38 PM
Bazooka tubes were strapped to the P-38 oftentimes in the PTO and CBI.

http://www.mechmodels.com/fbstuff/klv_sigp38shark1a.jpg

SkyChimp
07-14-2004, 06:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by IL2-chuter:
"Only limited use was made of rockets (4.5in. M10 rocket launcher, M8 rockets) by the 8th Air Force fighters in ground attack, amounting to no more than an operational trials period.

"Four sets of rocket installations with 60 projectiles were provided for each of the four P-47 groups in August 1044. The 56th and 353rd Groups immediately fitted trial installations but the 78th and 356th were delayed through lack of special tools. All these groups made a number of ground attack sorties with rockets during August and September 1044. The installation points were later removed from most P-47s."

The Mighty Eighth War Manual http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

There was a twin engined P-40 that was flight tested . . . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

"I fly only Full Real in Il2 Forgotten Battles." -Mark Donohue

[This message was edited by IL2-chuter on Wed July 14 2004 at 08:38 AM.]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The bigger user of rockets was the 9th Air Force. The 9th was a (for the most part) a tactical air force that specialized in ground attack.

Regards,
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BennyMoore
07-14-2004, 10:19 PM
Ooohhh! Lots of pretty Lightning pictures! Thank you very much!

raf1659
07-15-2004, 12:53 AM
Impressive http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
Tanks m8 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif
S!