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Old 21st July 2005, 22:03
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Question Me 262 Nightfighter - helping a friend.

Hi,

I'm trying to help a friend that wish to know what kind of weapons were installed on the Me 262 B1-a/U1, "Red 6", that was captures by americans in the end of the war.

What kind of weapons had? MK 108 or MG 151/20? And how many? 2 or 4?

Any information will be welcome.

Thank's

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Old 21st July 2005, 22:33
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Re: Me 262 Nightfighter - helping a friend.

claude,

2 MK108 cannons in the upper positions. The lower cannon positions were used for the 'pipes' to mount the antenna.

from pics in Vol 4 pg 845-47 of the 4 book 262 series by Smith and Creek

WNr 110306/USA2/999/FE610 was initially captured by the British at Schleswig-Jagel.
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Old 21st July 2005, 23:12
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Re: Me 262 Nightfighter - helping a friend.

Kutscha,

Thank you.

I'll send this info for my friend.

Unfortunatelly I don't know this book you mentioned. But I'll make a search...


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Old 22nd July 2005, 00:08
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Re: Me 262 Nightfighter - helping a friend.

Claude,

The 4 book series was published by Classic Publications. Vol 4 is ISBN 1-903223-04-0.
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Old 22nd July 2005, 16:13
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Welcome on board little friend. See you at Asgard!
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Old 22nd July 2005, 21:49
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Re: Me 262 Nightfighter - helping a friend.

Hi Kutscha,

Thank's again.


Hi Sergio!!

Thanks. I'm registered here since 02/05, but only now I lost the fear of "walk between the giants"...hehehe

Yeap. See you there tomorrow!

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Old 26th July 2005, 12:45
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Re: Me 262 Nightfighter - helping a friend.

Gentlemen!

What abut that theory - it was just a blast tube on MK 108 barell.
MG 151/20 had different ammo-feed system, was it possible to arrange in normal Me 262 cannon bay?
What about Ersatzteil-liste, did it mention similar modification?

I think about MK 108 blast tube which help to avoid melting the antena with cannon fire. MK 108 installed in Fw 190 A8/R2 wing had similar "Uberrohr", maybe it was the same, but longer tube?

Are there any clear photos of that "antena pipes" mentioned before?

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Old 26th July 2005, 21:08
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Re: Me 262 Nightfighter - helping a friend.

Hi Kuba.

You is right. Serves me right for just using the color profile and not looking closer at the pics. The 'pipe' is an extended blast tube. Should have looked at the cut-away drawing Vol 3, as well.

So was 4 30 mm cannons. So sorry claude for steering you wrong.

To make up, go to the Helpdesk at, www.ipmsstockholm.org/
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Well, the clear evidence for me beeing wrong is now available.
I've got a clear in front photo, those were really MG 151/20 barrels in lower gunports.
The characteristic shape of MG 151/20 barrel is celarly recognizable.
I'd love to see those MG 151/20 fitting, feeding & electric system!
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