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Esel1964
07-20-2006, 09:16 PM
Does anyone know where to find pics of the Fiesler Fi 103 Reichenberg 1,the piloted V-1 buzzbomb with landing gear and flaps ?

http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~pettypi/elevon/baugher_other/fi103.html (http://www.csd.uwo.ca/%7Epettypi/elevon/baugher_other/fi103.html)


from: http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/reitsch.html
"Fieseler Fi 103
A Pilot For The German V-1 Buzz Bomb

It is lesser known that the Germans designed a manned version of the V-1 called the V-1e. The V-1e was not intended to be recovered. It would have been launched, then guided to its target by a pilot on a suicide mission. Similar to the Japanese kamikaze concept, the V-1e group was code-named Project Reichenberg.



Fieseler Fi 103, FZG 76 and its later manned version the Fi 103R

The V-1e was about 27 feet long and employed a cockpit and pilot instrumentation. The V-1e was test flown several times by German test pilot Hanna Reitsch. Reitsch confirmed that the basic V-1 airframe was prone to severe vibration resulting from engine noise.

She believed the deployment of the V-1e as introduced would result in significant pilot losses, even if the pilot had agreed to perform a suicide mission. The Germans could not sustain design changes late in the war, so the V-1e was never deployed in combat.



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The Fieseler Fi 103R
http://www.geocities.com

The Fieseler Fi 103R manned missile was one of the many desperate projects conceived as the German situation became more hopeless. Basically the Fi 103R was a piloted version of the V-1 flying bomb, powered by the same Argus pulsejet engine. By mid-1944, preparations had been made for mass production, in time for the operation to attack the Allied forces amassed in southern England.

The Fi 103R was to be carried by a parent aircraft and released near the target. Then the pilot would take over and direct the bomb into a dive towards the target. The pilot was to detach the canopy and bale out just before impact. The canopy, however, would almost certainly block the pulsejet inlet and reduce the chance of pilot survival to almost zero.

Nevertheless, the Germans went to great lengths to distinguish their Selbstopfermo/oonner (self-sacrifice men) from the Japanese Kamikaze pilots, whose cockpits were sealed close before take-off. The Fi 103R's operation was codenamed Reichenberg and a total of about 175 manned Fi 103Rs (R for Reichenberg) were made. The R-I, R-II and R-III were used for test and training, and R-IV was to be the production model. Two Rechlin pilots crashed while test-flying the Fi 103R, and afterwards trial flights were transferred to DFR test pilots Hanna Reitsch and Heinz Kensche.

Flying the Fi 103R was quite simple, since the Fi 103R's unmanned version could fly without direct control. Landing, on the other hand, was very difficult dur to the primitive control system, absence of landing gear and high landing speed. This should not have mattered much because the Fi 103R was not designed to return anyway! The project never took off, due to the Germany high command's apathy, even though some 70 pilots volunteered for training."

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Esel1964
07-20-2006, 09:16 PM
Does anyone know where to find pics of the Fiesler Fi 103 Reichenberg 1,the piloted V-1 buzzbomb with landing gear and flaps ?

http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~pettypi/elevon/baugher_other/fi103.html (http://www.csd.uwo.ca/%7Epettypi/elevon/baugher_other/fi103.html)


from: http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/reitsch.html
"Fieseler Fi 103
A Pilot For The German V-1 Buzz Bomb

It is lesser known that the Germans designed a manned version of the V-1 called the V-1e. The V-1e was not intended to be recovered. It would have been launched, then guided to its target by a pilot on a suicide mission. Similar to the Japanese kamikaze concept, the V-1e group was code-named Project Reichenberg.



Fieseler Fi 103, FZG 76 and its later manned version the Fi 103R

The V-1e was about 27 feet long and employed a cockpit and pilot instrumentation. The V-1e was test flown several times by German test pilot Hanna Reitsch. Reitsch confirmed that the basic V-1 airframe was prone to severe vibration resulting from engine noise.

She believed the deployment of the V-1e as introduced would result in significant pilot losses, even if the pilot had agreed to perform a suicide mission. The Germans could not sustain design changes late in the war, so the V-1e was never deployed in combat.



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The Fieseler Fi 103R
http://www.geocities.com

The Fieseler Fi 103R manned missile was one of the many desperate projects conceived as the German situation became more hopeless. Basically the Fi 103R was a piloted version of the V-1 flying bomb, powered by the same Argus pulsejet engine. By mid-1944, preparations had been made for mass production, in time for the operation to attack the Allied forces amassed in southern England.

The Fi 103R was to be carried by a parent aircraft and released near the target. Then the pilot would take over and direct the bomb into a dive towards the target. The pilot was to detach the canopy and bale out just before impact. The canopy, however, would almost certainly block the pulsejet inlet and reduce the chance of pilot survival to almost zero.

Nevertheless, the Germans went to great lengths to distinguish their Selbstopfermo/oonner (self-sacrifice men) from the Japanese Kamikaze pilots, whose cockpits were sealed close before take-off. The Fi 103R's operation was codenamed Reichenberg and a total of about 175 manned Fi 103Rs (R for Reichenberg) were made. The R-I, R-II and R-III were used for test and training, and R-IV was to be the production model. Two Rechlin pilots crashed while test-flying the Fi 103R, and afterwards trial flights were transferred to DFR test pilots Hanna Reitsch and Heinz Kensche.

Flying the Fi 103R was quite simple, since the Fi 103R's unmanned version could fly without direct control. Landing, on the other hand, was very difficult dur to the primitive control system, absence of landing gear and high landing speed. This should not have mattered much because the Fi 103R was not designed to return anyway! The project never took off, due to the Germany high command's apathy, even though some 70 pilots volunteered for training."

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berg417448
07-20-2006, 09:23 PM
http://1000aircraftphotos.com/APS/3991.jpg

http://www.de1939a1945.bravepages.com/imagenes/fi103r.jpg

http://home.cinci.rr.com/estople/weirdair/fi103riv.jpg

http://www.indianamilitary.org/FreemanAAF/Aircraft%20-%...n/Weapons/FF0082.jpg (http://www.indianamilitary.org/FreemanAAF/Aircraft%20-%20German/Weapons/FF0082.jpg)

Esel1964
07-20-2006, 09:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by berg417448:
http://1000aircraftphotos.com/APS/3991.jpg

http://www.de1939a1945.bravepages.com/imagenes/fi103r.jpg

http://home.cinci.rr.com/estople/weirdair/fi103riv.jpg

http://www.indianamilitary.org/FreemanAAF/Aircraft%20-%...n/Weapons/FF0082.jpg (http://www.indianamilitary.org/FreemanAAF/Aircraft%20-%20German/Weapons/FF0082.jpg) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Very fast work Berg. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Thanks for the pics,but I was hoping for a shot of the landing gear(vs. skid)version,or the dual dockpit version mentioned in one of the articles.
Thanks again,M8.

berg417448
07-20-2006, 10:30 PM
Here is a depiction of the two seat unpowered trainer version:

http://www.betten-24.de/Fi_103-1_Reichenberg_III.jpg

LStarosta
07-20-2006, 10:37 PM
plz make flyble oleg kthx!111