Monday, August 5, 2013

Vee II.

This is coolbert:

Again from a comment to the blog by Steiner:

"Finally, the whole V1/V2 narrative has been completely distorted by post-war commentators with an agenda other than historical accuracy. “V” stands for Vergeltung, “revenge”, these were psychological weapons first and foremost, a means, however insignificant, for Germany to strike back at the Allies after, for example, the conventional bombing of Great Britain had ceased years before while the round-the-clock pounding of the Reich continued and intensified."

Add also to that V1 and V2 missile vengeance weaponry the V-3. The long-range super-gun the purpose of which was strictly to bombard London with a barrage of big-bore artillery rounds.

Destroyed and placed hors de combat even before the first shot fired in retaliation on the English capital city.

"The V-3 (Vergeltungswaffe 3) was a German World War II supergun working on the multi-charge principle whereby secondary propellant charges are fired to add velocity to a projectile."

"The weapon was planned to be used to bombard London from two large bunkers in the Pas-de-Calais region of northern France, but they were rendered unusable by Allied bombing raids before completion."

"The project intended to use two batteries to crush London under a barrage of hundreds of shells per hour, shells of 140 kilograms (310 lb) with an explosive charge of 25 kilograms (55 lb)."

"The guns would not be movable, and would be permanently aimed at London."

"The plans were to have the first battery of five gun tubes ready for March 1944, and the full complex of 25 gun tubes by 1 October 1944 . . .The site was finally put out of commission on 6 July 1944, when bombers of RAF Bomber Command's 617 Squadron attacked using 5,400-kilogram (12,000 lb) 'Tallboy' deep-penetration bombs."

Those V-3 destroyed and hors de combat but not entirely so! A second set of such guns placed into operation and actually employed in combat that city of Luxembourg subjected to bombardment! This I was not aware of.

"Two similar guns were used to bombard Luxembourg from December 1944 to February 1945."

And Steiner is correct. The military value of these Vee weaponry negligible the psychological value paramount BUT again valuable resources wasted in the process.



maximex said...

Another piece of information with high pressure pumps (Hochdruckpumpe) says:
The gun was built into the ground, it had a fixed orientation and range.
Ammunition was the arrow shapes.
Length 2,5 m weight 68 kg.
Tube consisted of 40 parts, and it was 28 ruutikammiota (Y-branches)
Muzzle velocity 1371.6 m per second.
Weapon range of about 110 km.
Pipe sought to explode into a third gunpowder shot (Y-branches) after.

maximex said...

V-2 missile was the right one.
V-1 was a jet plane without pilot, warhead 850 kg.

Germany's V-1 bombs in the development and output racks of 12.6 million pounds.
On June 13, - September 1 Between these flying bombs caused the Great Britain 47.6 million pound loss tuotantohäiriöinä, aircraft, and miehistötappioina, extra ilmapuolustuslaitteina, clearing costs, as well as places to launch attacks against the drawn by.

V-1 bombs caused buildings in repair costs were> 25 million pounds.

V-1 explosion effect was higher than normal for explosive substance used therein due.

One of the V-2 cost 12,000 pounds, one V-1 125 pounds.
In fact, the V-2 cost the most and caused the most serious damage to the German, complicating everything else aerospace development and manufacturing.
Examples of fighter aircraft, radars, submarines, in addition to Speer's refusal to grant additional workers (1944) anti-aircraft rocket development and planning, if this would impede the V-2 rockets (missiles) to develop or reduced their production.

maximex said...

Germany had a team in 1939 researching the use of nuclear power.
(Norwegian conquest and German heavy water plants in Norway)
Germany was three to four years ahead of the Allies.

Physicists, the competition between it and the work that they managed to "sell" the kingdom of the Minister Speerille caused it that German scientists savuttaneet never such widespread support, such as the "Manhattan Project" was awarded in the United States.

By the year 1942, the parties had reached to levels in this process, and then began to stay in Germany by the Allies.

maximex said...

German rocket research began even before the war.
Unlike nuclear physicist, rocket research was focused and strong leadership under.
Walter Dornberg defined the properties of the functions needed for the missiles.
To carry about 1000 kg of explosives, and the range of 260 km.

1944 anti-aircraft missiles, carried out survey, which was awarded three plans.
1) Wasserfall (Waterfall), Schmetterling (Butterfly), as well as Ruhrstahl X-4 fighter that was intended for the B-17 planes.
Missile was 20 kg warhead.
Manufacturing was easy, no complicated raw materials.
Sheet metal parts were pressed together just like toys.
This was unskilled labor.
The fins were made ​​of plywood and aluminum mortgage payments rivets and bolts08

maximex said...

V-3 high pressure pump (Hochdruckpumpe) was placed in the French mimoyecquesiin London and designed to fire artillery shells towards the 136.2 kg.
Gunpowder was the main pipe sijoittettu numerous branches OTKA grenade in motion the main line would have increased the thrust in the shell proceeds in the tube.

Pipes are not proven to be sustainable. Under the plan, these should be built on the French coast a total of 25 pieces, and they would be fired every 12 seconds a shot.

Transfer the (my) first to comment on this.

And to delete the previous one.
Directional stability of the shells turned out to be bad as soon as the speed exceeded 1000 m / sec.
Speer was confident that with better raw materials aj wind tunnel experiment with a gun can be useful.

All the artillery officers, however, did not agree with, or just as confident.