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Argentinian Guided Weapon projects
« on: July 19, 2021, 01:39:34 am »
Here's a subject I only just found out about. As well as working on aircraft projects, German engineers in Argentina in the 1950s also worked on guided weapons, including some familiar shapes from WWII. Since Argentina was equipped with western or domestic aircraft, that led to some very whiffy-looking combinations, which in turn opens up the door to credible actual what-ifs, based on different German WWII weapons.

All pics and links from the relevent Secret Projects thread here unless stated otherwise: https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/argentinian-unbuilt-projects.211/

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This was the Hs.293 glide bomb, reinvented in Argentina by ex-Henshel engineers, and tested under a Lancaster:






Image from here: https://loudandclearisnotenought.blogspot.com/2010/06/b-037-avro-683-lancaster-bmk1-cn-1456.html


Image from here: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/478577897884046327/

There's a blog entry here (in Spanish): http://fdra.blogspot.com/2014/03/revolucion-libertadora-los-nuevos.html
And a Spanish document attached to this SP post: https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/argentinian-unbuilt-projects.211/post-398906
(It looks like there have been several Spanish language books about Argentine 'Secret Projects' but regrettably none appear to have been translated into English)

Plenty of what-if potential here, of course: Lancaster or Neptune with a Fritz X? Meteor with a Ruhrstal X-4-derived AAM?
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Re: Argentinian Guided Weapon projects
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2021, 02:02:01 am »
Here's another one, the Tabano, here being launched from an I.Ae.24 Calquin (effectively a radial-engined Mosquito):








Image from here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AM-1_T%C3%A1bano.jpg

Post with more pics & Spanish docs here: https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/argentinian-unbuilt-projects.211/post-398908

This was an air-to-air weapon, with radio command guidance and fusing by infra-red or sound(1). Interestingly, it was a couple of Polish engineers who seemed to be most involved with this one.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2021, 02:17:23 am by Weaver »
"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are
the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."

 - Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman