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Old 22nd December 2010, 15:55
Mirek Wawrzynski Mirek Wawrzynski is offline
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Re: Losses of KG 51 on 22.06.41

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Die III./K.G.51 wurde vor dem Russlandfeldzug in Wiener-Neustadt für Schlachtfliegereinsätze mit der SD2 umgerüstet. Die SD2 wurde im Tiefflug , 25 bis 50 m Höhe, abgeworfen. Verwendet wurden Aufschlag- und Zeitzünder, das heißt die Bombe detonierte beim Aufprall auf dem Boden oder einige Meter darüber. Die Ju88 bekam spezielle Magazine in den Bombenschacht eingebaut. Diese nahmen 2X360 SD2 auf.
OK, I undrestand, but it is very strange that only SD 2 were used, when you look at SKG 210, Me 110 had used 96 SD-2 and + one bomb SC 250 or SC 500, it was more effective, then pnly 2 kg of SD-2 "devil's egg" , splinter bomb x 720.


"Schlachtfliegereinsätze mehr geflogen. Die SD2 verschwand aus dem Bestand der III.Gruppe.Anbei einige Fotos der III./K.G.51 vom 22.6.1941."

Are you sure, that these 4 photos are from III/KG 51? If yes could be good maching.
I have at least one aditional (done in flight above I-153).
I have published it 5 years ago in Poland my article about 22.06.41, there is from the collection of my friend T. Kopański. He had two such photos. The same "black" shadows of SD 2 upper. He had edited them in his book "Barbarossa Victims" 9 or so years ago.

This I-17 in one of it it was of cours Jak-1.

BTW. There were some explosion on some bombers due to some problems mechanizm problems with SD 2 on 22.06.10, not at all planes but, on a few types, they self-exploded, later it was improved and they were used again.
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