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    Default This contraption almost worked!

    If only WW1 lasted a bit longer, this weapon might have been successful.

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    You can get these from Shapeways! There are rules and maneuver decks for these in the files. Jager has run a game or two with them. I have a set to paint up one of these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    You can get these from Shapeways! There are rules and maneuver decks for these in the files. Jager has run a game or two with them. I have a set to paint up one of these days.
    WHAT!! HA-HA-HA-HA!!
    That's hilarious! So, if these are available from Shapeways, then surely Shapways would have the Kettering Bug flying bomb.

    Now I have to look up Jager's AAR.

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    This is interesting. Launching a swarm of Kettering Bugs, some will get through defenses. Also, the Bug's very slow speed could be an advantage.

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    Ah, I didn't look closely thinking the photo was a Kettering Bug. What is that beast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Ah, I didn't look closely thinking the photo was a Kettering Bug. What is that beast?
    It's an experimental gliding torpedo, wire guided, dropped from a Zeppelin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry R. View Post
    It's an experimental gliding torpedo, wire guided, dropped from a Zeppelin.
    Clipper made some of these, IIRC. I can't remember if any rules came out. It would be very slow moving.

    For my bug game(s):
    https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sh...in-Ohio-APR-15
    https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sh...l=1#post563099

    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry R. View Post
    It's an experimental gliding torpedo, wire guided, dropped from a Zeppelin.
    This is more what you want then, Larry -
    https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sh...ppelin+torpedo

    Sapiens qui vigilat "He is wise who watches"

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    Moving forward 25 years or so......this ain't a captured V-1

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    Is it a Jindavik

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baxter View Post
    Is it a Jindavik
    The Jindivik first flew about ten years later. But, good guess, Gary.

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    The photo above is the JB2 flying bomb, basically a U.S. copy of the infamous V-1. The JB1 was an original two-engine design that was deemed a failure.



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