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Dunno why this happened and how you can open them, but after landing i found some NEW doors open in a Ju52:

Now how can you do this, and when is the big Q ...?

 

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You need to open cargo door to off load supplies. Open cargo door, then press bomb release button, that then simulates cargo being off loaded. If you record the event you see the cargo slowly disappearing from inside.

Some servers such as TAW, used this feature for resupply purposes in various maps.

 

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I probably had things like airfield refill, reload etc active on landing then. Are there other planes with surprises like that?

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Wow I didn't know they modelled that will have to check it out. Does anyone fly it in TAW?

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On 1/15/2020 at 10:08 PM, jollyjack said:

Dunno why this happened and how you can open them, but after landing i found some NEW doors open in a Ju52:

Now how can you do this, and when is the big Q ...?

 

Doors Extra Ju52.jpg

 

 

That's the door you use to load a sidecar motorcycle:

 

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Anyone know why the skin of the plane is corrugated like that? Seems like it would increase drag by quite a lot.

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30 minutes ago, RedKestrel said:

Anyone know why the skin of the plane is corrugated like that? Seems like it would increase drag by quite a lot.

 

In a word, strength.  The rigidity it offers for the weight more than makes up for the drag, so you don't need as much material and you get a good solid airframe that can haul a lot of weight.  Junkers was known for this construction on many aircraft in the 30's, even single engine transports, that preceded the Ju-52.  

 

 

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12 hours ago, =[TIA]=Stoopy said:

 

In a word, strength.  The rigidity it offers for the weight more than makes up for the drag, so you don't need as much material and you get a good solid airframe that can haul a lot of weight.  Junkers was known for this construction on many aircraft in the 30's, even single engine transports, that preceded the Ju-52.  

 

 

 

Also probably acts a bit like vortex generator...

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The unexpected Doors - sounds like a revival-tour including Jim Morrison is coming up?

 

 

 

12 hours ago, =[TIA]=Stoopy said:

In a word, strength.  The rigidity it offers for the weight more than makes up for the drag, so you don't need as much material and you get a good solid airframe that can haul a lot of weight.  Junkers was known for this construction on many aircraft in the 30's, even single engine transports, that preceded the Ju-52.  

 

Keep in mind that Junkers was pioneering all-metal airframes and they built the first real airliner (all-metal), the F.13.

Back in the day, there wasn't enough knowledge around on how to build metal lightweight-structures that can withstand the stresses of flying. The "wriggly tin" offered good structural capabilities and even though if came with a drag-penalty, the airspeeds achieved with the first couple of airplane-types (including the Ju 52/3m) didn't really make much of a difference in overall drag.

 

When the experience with lightweight-construction and leightweight-alloys got more advanced, they went away from the wriggly tin and built the more aerodynamically and astetically pleasing, flush stressed skin.

 

 

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13 hours ago, =[TIA]=Stoopy said:

Junkers was known for this construction on many aircraft in the 30's

Junkers D.I (MAE).JPGWell before the 30s. First all metal A/C to enter service. 1917.

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21 hours ago, RedKestrel said:

Anyone know why the skin of the plane is corrugated like that? Seems like it would increase drag by quite a lot.

 

 

It eliminated the need for stringers (fuselage) and conventional ribs (wings) as the corrugations would hold the desired shape in those directions without them.  Yes, drag was an issue and why this design practice died soon after.

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On 1/16/2020 at 7:47 AM, Tyberan said:

Wow I didn't know they modelled that will have to check it out. Does anyone fly it in TAW?

Absolutely.  It counts as a combat mission and can really turn the tide with airfields if not  the af isnt threatened with armor.

If you dont have tbe junkers and for the allies its a bomber too the He111 with no bombs or special mods and 100% gas and landing at the af you wanna refuel/resupply does it.

The he111 100% fuel is a pig and its a sometimes a little tense of a take off. Sometimes it can get hairy getting in but generally flying low you can get in no prob. Its a ferry mission too - no return trip.

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On 1/25/2020 at 11:05 AM, Elem said:

 

Junkers D.I (MAE).JPGWell before the 30s. First all metal A/C to enter service. 1917.

 

Ah, so that's where the wheels went of all the stolen bikes of Holland in 1944 - 1945 ....

 

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