A little more on innovative non-gun rear-facing aircraft armament

Erik and EngeĀ“s work on the Pe-2 with rear-facing (and shooting!) rockets will be interesting to try in practice! Here are some photos and drawings of the real installation:

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I find this installation fascinating and some of the mountings above (including the ventral one) could apparently be rotated and aimed!

So, will this be next?? A flamethrowing Ju 88!!

 

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