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28/32 cm Wurfkörper

Air-to-Air Missiles




28/32 cm Wurfkörper Air-to-Air Missiles

Service Data

In Service: 1943 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight:
Manufacturer: Rheinmetall-Borsig
Number built:

Technical Data

Type: Air-to-Air Missiles

Guidance system:
Length: m
Wingspan: m
Diameter: 280 mm 320 mm
Weight: kg
Engine: 1 × rocket engine
Maximum speed: 1,200 km/h
Range: 1,925 m
Warhead: 41.50 kg
Fuze:
Launch Platform: Fw 190, Me 262, Bf 110, Bf 109
Operators: Heer, Luftwaffe
Variants:
28/32 cm Nebelwerfer 41
28/32 cm Wurfkörper

Other: Missiles
Articles:

History

The 28/32 cm Wurfkörper was a air to air missile designed and developed by Rheinmetall-Borsig AG.

Which was adapted from the armies 28/32 cm Nebelwerfer 41 (28/32 cm Nb.Wf 41) Which was a six barreled multiple rocket launcher mounted on a two wheeled carriage. And fired a 28 cm Wurfkörper Spreng missile or the 32 cm Wurfkörper Flamm missile that was spin stabilised electrically fired. The 28/32 cm Wurfkörper was mounted as auxiliary armament beneath the wings of the Fw 190, Me 262, Bf 110, Bf 109 as a single launcher tube fitted to each wing, but because of the high amount of drag they caused, it was Similar in appearance to the 28/32 cm Nebelwerfer 41 used by the army.

Gallery

28/32 cm Nebelwerfer 41 picture 2
28/32 cm Nebelwerfer 41 picture 3
Schweres Wurfgerät 40/41 picture 4
Schweres Wurfgerät 40/41 picture 5
Sd.Kfz. 251/1 mittlere Schützenpanzerwagen Wurfrahmen 40 Ausf. C picture 6
Sd.Kfz. 251/1 mittlere Schützenpanzerwagen Wurfrahmen 40 Ausf. D picture 7

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Sources

The Warplanes of the Third Reich.
ISBN-10: 0385057822

German Aircraft of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0370000242

Hitler's Luftwaffe.
ISBN-10: 051718771X

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