1 × liquid fueled rocket motor
EMW Taifun F
The EMW Taifun (Typhoon) was a surface-to-air missile. Designed
and developed by Elektro
in 1944 under the leadership of Dipl.-Ing.
The EMW Taifun (Typhoon).This weapon was intended to be deployed
against Allied bomber formations. Dipl.-Ing. Klaus
had been experimenting with EMW
(Waterfall) surface-to-air missile system.
The EMW Taifun (Typhoon) was a cylindrical shaped missile
with four stabilising tailfins, the rocket motor used was
1 × liquid fueled rocket motor, which was fired from
a modified 8.8 cm Flak carriage which would hold up to 30
missiles, there was no electronic control. It was basically
pointed and aimed by the operator. destination was achieved
by several types of contact fuses, the first type was armed
simply by acceleration in the same manner as a gun shell,
the second type was far more ingenious, a condenser was charged
by the ionisation of the gas stream and fired the fuse by
discharging through a nose rod contacting the target.
The EMW Taifun F was the production version and over 600 missiles
were completed during January 1945, however production was
interrupted when EMW
relocated to Mittelwerke in Nordhausen. The EMW Taifun F was
not used operationally.
The Warplanes of the Third Reich.
German Aircraft of the Second World War.
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