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Kaoschallenged16 Aug 2013 9:29 p.m. PST

"The 77 mm SG 113 (77 mm Sonder Gerät 113) was a recoilless anti-tank cannon designed produced by Herman Göring Werke of Brunswick a subsidiary of Rheinmetall-Borsig in 1944. The 77 mm SG 113 was a single shot weapon that was activated electromagnetically by a sensor that was fitted to the nose of the aircraft. it could either fire a single shot or full battery of six. The 77 mm SG 113 underwent extensive testing at Rechlin Lutwaffe facilities in late 1944 with a Hs 129 and Fw 190

The 77 mm SG 113 (77 mm Sonder Gerät 113) recoilless anti-tank cannon was installed in the following Luftwaffe aircraft
Focke-Wulf 190
Henschel Hs 129"


"This cannon was first emplaced in 3 Hs-129B-0 aircrafts for testing in mid-1944.
The instalation in the Hs-129 comprised six tubes embeded in the mid fuselage, the muzzles had a 10º angle backwards. Its battery was trigerred by a "T" shaped sensor antenna in the nose of the Henschel."


Upper view, 6 x SG-113 guns.




spontoon17 Aug 2013 8:40 a.m. PST

That's pretty low flying!

Kaoschallenged19 Aug 2013 3:18 a.m. PST

I think it would have to be to be able to be somewhat accurate. Robert

Kaoschallenged20 Aug 2013 8:01 p.m. PST

"Into the FW 190 twin tubes were built in each case on the right of and left by the trunk into the surfaces. The effect of the weapon was considerable, depending upon hit angle could it one 40 mm strong armoring with 60° and 50 mm with 75° impact angle smoothly pierce and/or strongly distort and promised thus a good success with the fight of armored targets.
To monitoring of the hit results was done via one parallel to the weapon inserted Robot camera with the shot was at the same time released.Both tubes were installed into a common lining stood out in each case 700mm above and down from the bearing area of the L.G. 190. For forced down landings the SG 113 barrel could be ejected by means of small explosive charges by a simple mechanism below 300 km/h."





Kaoschallenged20 Aug 2013 8:04 p.m. PST

And of course there is the information on the Panzerfaust armed aircraft in my "Bazookas on Piper Cubs," Topic thread,
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