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Me262 Experten Question


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Hey guys.  I am wondering if anyone can answer this question.

 

There seems to be a "port" just below the shell ejector chutes.  Any clue what they are?  Attach point for bomb rack?  Vents for external fuel tank?  Gas escape from cannon?

 

These ports are not present on the NASM collection.  However, are resent on the RAF Museum collection and the sample on the Prague Museum collection.

 

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RAF Museum Me262

 

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Avia S92 at Prague Museum

 

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Close up of the Avia S92

 

Best - Rick

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I just checked a book....it's very...very small. so small it's only visible on very sharp or close up photos.

found 2 where I could see it.

 

It's the exact point of the front of a bomb rack...can't say more about it :(

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Rick,

 

It is the front attachment point for the 'Wikingschiffer" pylons carried by the bomber, trainer and nightfighter variants of the Me262. The Hendon aircraft was built as a '262A-2 fighter-bomber variant, whereas the NASM example was a pure fighter version.

 

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I just checked a book....it's very...very small. so small it's only visible on very sharp or close up photos.

found 2 where I could see it.

 

It's the exact point of the front of a bomb rack...can't say more about it :(

Thanks for checking in B.

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Rick,

 

It is the front attachment point for the 'Wikingschiffer" pylons carried by the bomber, trainer and nightfighter variants of the Me262. The Hendon aircraft was built as a '262A-2 fighter-bomber variant, whereas the NASM example was a pure fighter version.

 

S

Thanks Wumm.

 

I appreciate the intel.

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