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  1. From the USSBS Methanol The loss of methanol production dealt a further serious blow to the German war economy because methanol was needed to produce two of Germany's explosives: pentaerythritol-tetra nitrate, and hexogen. An increasingly large percentage of her TNT production also depended on methanol. Plans for 1944 called for 42 per cent of the methanol production to be allocated to these uses, and the remainder went to the manufacture of synthetic rubber and numerous other important products. Early in the war practically all the methanol production was concentra
  2. The diagram was to show the pilot wasn't prone.
  3. I suggest the OP do a search here for Fw190 outer wing gun removal.
  4. Out of Order = not working (not operational) = u/s Have you seen an elevator with an OoO sign? Parts come in and it becomes serviceable (operational) again. SOC can be for many reasons such as destroyed, not worth fixing, too old, ...
  5. Typo? Methanol production, necessary among other things for TNT, hexogen and other high explosives, was as severely affected as nitrogen production.
  6. out of order would be U/S (unserviceable). They are still accounted for in the squadron oob.
  7. Further Dividends From the Oil Attack The attack on the synthetic oil plants was also found to have cost Germany its synthetic nitrogen and methanol supply and a considerable part of its rubber supply. Germany, like other industrial countries, relied on synthesis for its supply of nitrogen and the synthetic oil plants were by far the largest producers. Sixty percent of the nitrogen production and 40 percent of the methanol production came from two synthetic plants. Monthly output of synthetic nitrogen in early 1944, before the synthetic plants were attacked, was about 75,000 tons. It
  8. An interesting animation of the Armstrong 100 ton Rifled Muzzle Loaded (RML) gun at Fort Rinella, Malta. Installed 1884. 17.72 inch caliber, firing a 2,000 lb shell, Main charge weight - 450 lbs of prismatic black powder (gunpowder). Muzzle velocity 1,550 feet per second. Range 6-7 miles. Firing rate 1 round every 6 minutes. The Fort used Watkins Depression Range Finder and Position Finder for fire control. Based on original drawings and original operating manuals.
  9. Jan 14 1945 was their first mission. Yes there was various engine/ignition problems.
  10. This new engine installation was ordered into production in September 1944 for the last 130 P-47D-30-RE aircraft delivered by Farmingdale, the aircraft being subsequently redesignated P-47M-1-RE. The serial numbers of the 130 P-47M-1-RE Thunderbolts built were 44-21108/21237 The first P-47M was delivered in December 1944.
  11. 2nd Tactical Air Command – Royal Air Force – Ordre de bataille – D-Day Overlord (dday-overlord.com) You can then look up the squadrons for bases and a/c, Subject Index: RAF Squadrons, Second World War: Nos.1-99 (historyofwar.org)
  12. So was the Bf109K-4 with 1.98ata.
  13. European Air War 20 years ago had AI 4/e bombers. 100 4/e bombers didn't slow down the 286/386. What is so hard about adding 2 more engines?
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