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Old 15th January 2006, 11:05
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Zsk 244a

Does anyone know what this equipement did? I have a plate from a Do 217 E-4 crash and this was one of the plates recovered
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Old 15th January 2006, 13:03
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Re: Zsk 244a

Hi Chris,

This instrument was used for fusing bombs and was used in many different Luftwaffe aircraft (also Me 109, Fw 190, Me 262). You could select either horizontal flight (Horizontal) or dive (Sturz) and with or without delay (mV: mit Verzögerung, oV: ohne Verzögerung). Depending on the settings the fuses in the bombs were charged differently. It was more or less the main switch to fuse the bombs before you dropped them.

Very late in the war the ZSK246 was introduced in some Me 262, Ar 234, etc.

I hope this helped. I might have some more detailed information about the fusing system if you need that.

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Old 15th January 2006, 13:17
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Re: Zsk 244a

Roger. many thanks. I guess as much as the plate shows 10 bomb symbols. I can send you a scan if you wish

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Old 15th January 2006, 18:08
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Re: Zsk 244a

Chris,

Yes, a photo would be interesting. I have never seen a ZSK244 with bomb symbols on it. Perhaps done by a crew member do show how many missions they flew? Or was it engraved into the plate by the manufacturer of the instrument?

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Old 16th January 2006, 13:14
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Re: Zsk 244a

Roger-send me an em,ail and I will reply with a scan
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Re: Zsk 244a

An inter-active Fw-190 cockpit at http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/f...ockPitMap.html shows a ZSK 244. Is this what you're looking for or is the ZSK 244a a different instrument?

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