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    Fritz X Guided Missile

    Fritz X was the most common name for a German guided anti-ship glide bomb used during World War II. Fritz X was a nickname used both by Allied and Luftwaffe personnel.

    The only Luftwaffe unit to deploy the Fritz-X was Gruppe III of Kampfgeschwader 100 Wiking (Viking), designated III./KG 100. This unit employed the medium range Dornier Do 217K-2 bomber on almost all of its attack missions, though in a few cases toward the end of its deployment history, Dornier Do 217K-3 and M-11 variants were also used. Fritz-X had been initially tested with a Heinkel He 111 bomber, although it was never taken into combat by this aircraft.

    On 9 September, the Luftwaffe achieved their greatest success with the weapon. After Pietro Badoglio publicly announced the Italian armistice with the Allies on September 8, 1943, the Italian fleet had steamed out from La Spezia and headed to Malta. To prevent the ships from falling into Allied hands, six Do 217K-2s from III. Gruppe of KG100 (III/KG100) took off, each carrying a single Fritz X. The Italian battleship Roma, flagship of the Italian fleet, received two hits and one near miss, and sank after her magazines exploded. 1,255 men, including Admiral Carlo Bergamini, died. Her sister ship, Italia, was also damaged but reached Malta.
    This weapon was also used against the allied landings on Salerno. With a strike on the cruiser Savannah.




    Fritz-X was steered by the bombardier in the launching aircraft over a radio link between the aircraft's Kehl transmitter and the weapon's Straßburg receiver. The bombardier had to be able to see the target at all times, and the bomb had a flare in the tail so it could be seen from the controlling aircraft for its MCLOS-form guidance to control it properly. The disadvantage with this — in comparison to self-contained glide bombs like the slightly later VB-6 Felix — were that the aircraft had to be flown toward the target on a steady course and that as the missile neared its target it became possible to misguide by jamming its radio channel.


    Possible Map would be the (mrz) Std or low object Malta Map. The (mrz) Central Mediterranean Map and (vol)s Italy Africa Greece map both which are larger. The (vol) Map also has the possibility of having several more base options with closer distances for the fighters. A combination of the Salerno landing and the attack upon the Italian Fleet could be fashioned. With ample fighter and bomber activity. Or of course one designated anti shipping mission or the other

    Has anyone been doing this mission scenario? If not, then This may be an interesting one to try.

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    This is something I would definitely like to see DBS do in the future. Here is my earlier suggestion.


    Quote Originally Posted by T}{OR View Post
    Here is my next idea, that I am sure you will get a kick out of:

    We would fly as Luftwaffe, the scenario could be made semi historical but something based on the sinking of Italian Battleship Roma.

    The mission would cover the use of Fritz X and Hs 293 guided bombs, together with circling torpedoes.

    In HSFX we have enough of Italian fleet to do this, and Itally-Africa-Greece or smaller maps can be used for this purpose. The ships in HSFX:

    • BB Caio Duilio
    • CA Zara
    • CA Trento
    • DD Soldati



    I need info on the fighters for both sides, but we would use these bombers:

    • Do-217 K-2
    • He-111 H12
    • Ju-88 A-17



    I am leaning towards a semi historical scenario, to enable us using all three bombers and all the weaponry they could use.

    Thoughts / suggestions?

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    Fritz X:
    A combination Operation Husky/Italian Fleet Mission




    Map: (vol)s Italy Africa Greece

    Planeset and Airbases:

    Blue Army

    Scalea (AL-21)
    III./KG 100
    *Do 217K-2
    Stab/KG 6
    *Ju-88A-17
    II./KG 26
    *He 111H-6

    Reggio Calabria (AL-17)
    III./KG 100
    *Do 217K-2
    III./JG 77
    *Bf 109G-Erla

    Trapani (AF-17)
    II./JG 77
    *Bf 109G-Erla
    *MC.205 Serie III


    Palermo (AG-17)
    88° Squadriglia
    *MC.205 Serie III
    377° Squadriglia
    *Re. 2002

    Red Army

    Malta (AJ-13)
    SAAF No. 40
    *Spitfire VIII
    RAF No. 238
    *Hurricane IV
    RAF No. 108
    *Beaufighter Mk.X
    RAF No. 69
    *A-20-D7 for Baltimores

    Libya/Korba (AB-14)
    31st FS
    *Spitfire VIII
    522nd FS
    *P-51A for A-36
    1st FG
    *P-38J-10-Lo
    12th BG
    *B-25C-25NA


    Directives:
    Blue Army
    Attack:
    Italian Battleship Fleet approaching Malta
    Gela Beachhead
    Support Cruisers/Destroyers and Landing sites

    Defend:
    Moving Tanks and vehicles converging upon the Gela Beachhead

    Red Army
    Defend:
    Italian Battleship Fleet approaching Malta
    Gela Beachhead
    Support Cruisers/Destroyers and Landing sites

    Attack:
    Moving Tanks and vehicles converging upon the Gela Beachhead
    Last edited by Tx_Tip; 15-01-2013 at 23:26.

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    When can we have it for testing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by T}{OR View Post
    When can we have it for testing?
    First Draft sent. Check pm's.

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    I would love to see this one put on the schedule also.

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    Me too. Not sure about the IL1946 "MP population" at this point. I think we will have to hope and wait for a 4.13 release, and then "ride" the onset of people coming back to this sim...
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    Hi guys. Some quiet friendly bump...

    Bay of Biscay mission in preparation by Saldy, erichos and me. Convoy battle. Do-217 with Hs-293 prepared for skilled bomber pilots. Looooong flight to target and loooooong flight back if you survive Fleet air arm carrier born fighters defence. Your heavy Ju-88C escort will have full hands with seafires and martlets. Hope we finish interesting mission and poeple will join. Will be ready in cca month I believe.

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    Keep us posted. We'll try to be there.
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    Rgr

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    Got many ships with that, nais bömb. Set mid arrow keys for steering. Same with those german missiles, nice to shoot planes down.
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