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Fang_Farrier

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They were more radio controlled glide bombs than missiles. Henschel 293.
 

chrismcd

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I think the Russians got there first
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chrismcd

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Unless you count the French ballon busters?
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They were more radio controlled glide bombs than missiles. Henschel 293.
USAAF had the AZON which was a free fall guided 1000 lb Bomb, GB-1 Glide bomb an M34 2,000lb'er and ASM-N-2 BAT which sunk several Japanese ships
 
I think the Russians got there first
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The Russians claimed to have shot down japanese bombers with these rockets andmade similar claims in WW 2 against the germans. These rockets could also be fired from trucks.
 

Fang_Farrier

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Germans had the likes of the wefer grenate 21 designed for long range firings at massed groups of bombers

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Loading a Wefer grenate 21 on a FW190.

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Double tubes on a Me110.

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Me109
 
Saw this from the ground in early 80s when the shuttle was on a European tour, but the article about the converted 747s piggybacking the shuttle has been re-released.


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I remember it flying over our house.
My late father called me out to have a look at it as “It’s a bit of history that you’ll never forget”.
He was right.
 
Saw this from the ground in early 80s when the shuttle was on a European tour, but the article about the converted 747s piggybacking the shuttle has been re-released.


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I call photoshop. That one has a NASA logo and is called Endevour. I've seen the film and it actually had a Drax Corporation logo and was called Moonraker
 

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