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R100 BS unguided air-to air missile, 1/48 scale

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The set fatures two missiles, ETC 503 fuselage racks with fittings, instructions.Suitable for Tamiya/ Dragon Me 262 kits.
The Rheinmetal-Borsig R 100 BS was an unguided air-to-air missile projected for being used for the Me 262. It was designed to hit a bomber formation from outside the range of its escort fighters. The R 100 BS was a large weapon with a caliber of 210 mm, a length of 1,840 mm and a weight of 110 Kgs. It had a maximum speed of 450m/sec. and a range of 2,000 meters. To overcome the problem of accurate aiming which afflicted the Wgr 21 rocket mortar, the “Oberon” automatic fairing system was developed by Arado under the direction of Dipl.-Ing. Kurt Bornemann, the company´s chief engineer for aircraft armament. This was a FuG 218 “Neptun” radar set mounted in the launching aircraft with a fixed beam pointing forwards. Prior to the attack the pilot set the flying time for the missile on both the sighting computer and time fuse. Once he had done this the only had to hold the target in his gunsight, the radar measuring its range, the computer its closing speed. When the fighter reached the estimated firing range, the missile was launched automatically. Then, when it was about 80 m. from the target, the time fuse detonated the warhead. This comprised 460 incendiary pellets which were blasted out in a conical pattern in front of the missile. These were designed to slice through the tanks of the target aircraft and ignited its fuel. It was planned that the Me 262 would carry two of these potent weapons, mounted on ETC 503 fuselage racks, but it failed to see service before the end of the war. Although very advanced in concept, the “Oberon” system would have been susceptible to jamming from the Allied electronic counter-measures.
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