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World War II: Germany
Aircraft of Germany in WWII.
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Revell 1/32: Fw 190 F-8 with SG 113
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Joined: December 06, 2016
KitMaker: 132 posts
AeroScale: 117 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 02:39 PM UTC
Hi mates!!!

Here comes my new Fw 190 F-8 with "Sondergeraet 113 (SG 113)" in 1/32 scale. Kit from Revell, parts for the SG 113 come from AML.
Colours from Gunze and Revell.

The "Sondergeraet 113" was a projected German weapon system for antitank defense in the Second World War.

The anti-tank aircraft deployed in the first half of the war, notably the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka, proved unsuitable in the second half of the war, as they were vulnerable to attack by fighter planes due to the Allies' increasing air superiority. For this reason, considerations were made to use existing, the Allied fighters equivalent aircrafts for anti-tank defense.

Among other things, a gun system developed by Rheinmetall-Borsig in the 75 mm caliber with a barrel length of 1600 mm was developed. However, this was not arranged in the aircraft longitudinal direction firing forward, but mounted in the wings directed downward. The advantage of this shooting direction is that armored vehicles on the top have the least armor, which also smaller caliber can penetrate the vehicle armor. The cannons should be triggered by an electrostatic or electromagnetic sensor ("Foerstersonde") when flying over the target.

As a test aircraft in September 1944, a Focke-Wulf Fw 190 F-8 with two SG 113 in the wings sent into the testing. The flying capability of the converted aircraft and the general recoil of two guns in the wings were examined. End of 1944, the machine was released in the troop testing. Any successes can no longer be determined.

Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
KitMaker: 4,648 posts
AeroScale: 1,938 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 04:59 PM UTC
Nicely done! It was surely a period of great experimentation.
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: August 16, 2010
KitMaker: 693 posts
AeroScale: 551 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 11:17 PM UTC
Hi Stefan,

That's a lovely model of an intriguing aircraft.

Thanks for sharing it.

All the best,

Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: May 02, 2006
KitMaker: 1,953 posts
AeroScale: 1,902 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 06:06 PM UTC
Stefan! Really sharp! First rate build and with the figures and base plate it is absolutely top class! Also, photos are top notch.

England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: November 06, 2005
KitMaker: 753 posts
AeroScale: 311 posts
Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019 - 08:42 AM UTC
How different is that! A superb build and the paintwork for the camo is spot on - I love it!
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Joined: December 06, 2016
KitMaker: 132 posts
AeroScale: 117 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 06:46 PM UTC
Thanks for your comments, mates!!!