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XyZspineZyX
09-03-2003, 04:30 PM
I heard about some soviet units using rearward firing rockets on Pe-2s to fight german interceptors, does anybody know wether they were often used or not ?

BTW, I saw a photo of a recon Pe-3 which seemed to be armed with such devices (two under each wings).

If this was used operationally, wouldn't it be cool to have it modelled in FB ?

XyZspineZyX
09-03-2003, 04:30 PM
I heard about some soviet units using rearward firing rockets on Pe-2s to fight german interceptors, does anybody know wether they were often used or not ?

BTW, I saw a photo of a recon Pe-3 which seemed to be armed with such devices (two under each wings).

If this was used operationally, wouldn't it be cool to have it modelled in FB ?

XyZspineZyX
09-03-2003, 04:35 PM
Reminds me of the movie FIREFOX with Clint Eastwood. An innovative idea to have rearward firing rockets. I didn't know it was conceived in WW2.

XyZspineZyX
09-03-2003, 04:46 PM
Kozlovsky wrote:
- Reminds me of the movie FIREFOX with Clint Eastwood.
- An innovative idea to have rearward firing rockets.
- I didn't know it was conceived in WW2.
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They were used as an air to air defensive weapon, at least by one Pe-2 unit during the Moscow battle, and the photo I was talking about above was one of a Pe-3 in a recon unit during the battle of Stalingrad.

The rockets used were RS-82s.

XyZspineZyX
09-03-2003, 05:35 PM
Fw-190s also sometimes had a single rear firing rocket.

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XyZspineZyX
09-03-2003, 05:40 PM
ianboys wrote:
- Fw-190s also sometimes had a single rear firing
- rocket.
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It did???

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XyZspineZyX
09-03-2003, 05:43 PM
FW-190 rearward firing rocket link:


http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/neilpage/heavyweapons.html

XyZspineZyX
09-03-2003, 05:50 PM
IL-2 also had something similar, no rockets but grenades on a parachute:

http://www.iremember.ru/pilots/khukhrikov/khukhrikov.html

"We fought in IL-2. ... The gunner had a 12.7mm Berezin machine gun, 10 DAG-10 distance aviation grenades for the protection of the lower rear hemisphere. If a German appeared, you would press a switch, and a grenade would fall on a parachute and explode 150 meters away."

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Message Edited on 09/03/0305:51PM by plumps_

XyZspineZyX
09-03-2003, 06:03 PM
as did the !-153, 4 RS82's under each wing, to help them evade fighters

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XyZspineZyX
09-03-2003, 06:38 PM
The concept came about when rockets were accidentally put on a I-16 backwards. The pilot fired the rockets hoping to destroy some tanks, but shot down a fighter instead.

They then realized it could work just as well on enemy fighters too.

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