German AA rockets with cables?

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Re: German AA rockets with cables?

Post by T. A. Gardner » 13 Jan 2021 05:39

The wasserbombenwerfer looks like a German version of the US or British K gun for firing depth charges off a ship to the sides.

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US K gun

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British K gun

The US one used black powder for propellant and the arbor holding the depth charge went with the charge, releasing in flight. The British version was hydraulic and the arbor was retained on the gun. This was done to save steel and powder.

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