Luftwaffe death porn

Wench3000

War Hero
Pretty grim stuff there.
 
Grim stuff yes, but I found it to be fascinating footage. Its not very often you see things like that from a German perspective so never really get to see allied aircraft 'in action' so to speak.
 

Pteranadon

LE
Book Reviewer
tafft said:
Didn`t the 8thAF lose 150 forts in the raid on Schweinfurt?

No

They lost a total of 90 heavy bombers B17s and B24s in the two unescorted raids to Schweinfurt in August and October 1943.
 
Good book on that raid is The Schweinfurt-Regensburg mission by Martin Middlebrook
 

tafft

Old-Salt
Looked it up.
Aug 17th 1943.
Schweinfurt-230 B17s,lost 36.
Regensburg-291 B17s,lost 24.
Oct 14th 1943.
Schweinfurt-291 B17s,lost 60.
 
The B-17 shootdown was just awful. I know it's one of the iconic gun camera clips, but it's still dreadful everytike I look at it.

Tail guns down , ball turret guns hanging down , ditto nose turret , and the Boche taking his time shooting up the airframe.

Every man on that Fortress is dead, and the only reason it's still flying is autopilot, and the ability to absorb ridiculous punishment.

Interesting clips, first time I've actually seen a Mustang being engaged.

There are some 'good' clips on the WaW series, including Spitfie v 109 over Malta , with the Spit Pilot standing on a wingtip and pulling hard, and out turning the 109 shooting at him.

Also a clip from Ratsy Preddy's attack on an airfield , where he is at the same level as the crew door on a JU52, and still descending!

Some other less than ethical clips featured too , including a Typhoon shooting up a horse drawn field kitchen....
 
Nasty stuff, bit of a lump in my throat after watching that. Braver than me every last one of them.
 
Bit chilling to watch, old chap. Put me right off my dinner.

Still, interesting in a cold, clinical sort of way.
 
PartTimePongo said:
Some other less than ethical clips featured too , including a Typhoon shooting up a horse drawn field kitchen....

Were the German chefs non-military then?
 

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