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I JG3 Troz
08-18-2004, 09:55 AM
I was checking out the cool pics Taters had posted and noticed the shot of "para-frags"..it's kinda self explanatory, i guess, but can anyone tell me more about them, who and what aircraft used them, how much were they used,etc.? thanks, S!

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I JG3 Troz
08-18-2004, 09:55 AM
I was checking out the cool pics Taters had posted and noticed the shot of "para-frags"..it's kinda self explanatory, i guess, but can anyone tell me more about them, who and what aircraft used them, how much were they used,etc.? thanks, S!

http://home.alltel.net/dhasso/Menu/index1.htm

Tater-SW-
08-18-2004, 10:12 AM
The were used by the 5th AF in the SWPA. At first they used 6lb. bombs, then they added 23lb versions. They dropped them from A-20s, B-25s, even B-17s and B-24s. They were typically dropped from extremely low altitude---I have stories of pilots with notches in their wings from trees (the pictures show how low, anyway).

They were extremely effective, PF will require AI that can fly that low without acting squirelly, though. The ability to park AI planes would also be cool since the static planes blow up too easily.

tater