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Old 5th April 2015, 12:57
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Re: Nice photo find - German planes captured by British Paratroopers

Even the huge "oval" front hole, would not quite make sense to me...
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Old 5th April 2015, 17:07
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Re: Nice photo find - German planes captured by British Paratroopers

Hi Ferdinando,

Yes a agree with you, looks slightly too oval but probably more than it actually was cause of optical illusion 1/ because we look at it from the side and 2/ because of the strong vertical shadow.

So I still believe that it could be RZ-65 or RZ-73 (the one from the bachem Natter) rakete trial.

here is how it looks inside the wing from a Fw190A-3, exhaust openings on the lower wing side are actually very hard to see.

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Old 5th April 2015, 19:14
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Re: Nice photo find - German planes captured by British Paratroopers

Olivier, surely I'm stubborn more than enough, but it looks still too oval to me, no optical illusions IMHO...

Also, if they managed to blend completely the structure in the Fw 190 wing, I wonder why it should have been needed such a huge one for the Bf 109 wing, no matter how much it was thinner...

Lot of questions and no easy answers, I know.
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Re: Nice photo find - German planes captured by British Paratroopers

Size look the same as for the 109F (see previous post from ouidjat) for me and it is probably because they doesn't want to touch the wing leading edge for structural reason that they need to go under the wing. (exhaust is under the wing not on the upper side as I previously thought )
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Re: Nice photo find - German planes captured by British Paratroopers

If you look closely you will see a screw on the bottom to fix the gun, when there is three on the K-6 mock-up but the idea is the same.
So this + the same oval opening, ok it's a 30mm test bed... Forget about the RZ-65

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Re: Nice photo find - German planes captured by British Paratroopers

A very interesting picture. The elongated front opening is possibly to accomodate the movement of the MK108 barrel during installation and removal of the gun. It seems that the gun fitted in front of the mainspar and would need to tip acutely down at the rear to fit or remove. Also, close inspection of the picture shows that the fairing under the wing has a "flat-bottomed" profile that would be required to fit the profile of the MK108.
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