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Post by Rosselsprung » Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:21 pm

It's a Baumgartl Heliofly backpack helicopter. Designed by Paul Baumgartl, shame it failed as a practical piece of equipment.

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Post by Doktor Krollspell » Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:17 pm

...and we have a winner in Herr Rosselsprung! :D
The Austrian engineer, Paul Baumgartl, concerned himself during the Second World War with the design of small single-seat helicopters, in the suburbs of Vienna. It is not certain whether his work was sponsored by the German Government, but his machines were in the same category as those of Nagler-Rolz. Baumgartl's first product was the Heliofly I of 1941, which was little more than a strap-on autogyro glider for sporting use.
Source qoute and picture: http://avia.russian.ee/helicopters.html

The above mentioned website is quite good and worthy of a visit. There you also find the Heliofly III-57. Just imagine the Luftlande-Sturm-Regiment swarming in like bees... or not!?


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Post by Rosselsprung » Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:41 pm

Who's "house" is this?

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Post by Doktor Krollspell » Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:22 pm

What town? Germany? Could this house be related to you or your family history? I'm just thinking...


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Post by Nordwest » Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:05 am

Rosselsprung wrote:Who's "house" is this?

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http://www.stalingrad.com.ru/history/fo ... uik-15.jpg

Rosselsprung, a Right-Click with the Mouse solves your Riddle, next Time better rename the Photo and save it under another Name on your own Webspace... :wink:

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Post by Nordwest » Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:39 am

Okay, the next Riddle...

What is the Name of this Ritterkreuzträger?

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For what he became VERY famous... :?:


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Post by Doktor Krollspell » Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:22 pm

Hello Michael!

This is non other (I hope :shock: ) than Major Wolfgang Späte, the legendary Commander of Erprobungskommando 16, test unit for the Messerschmitt Me 163 "Komet". Also known as the only Rocket plane pilot to have flown a Tomato red Komet... :wink:

And by the way, Michael... Thanks for the information on how not to post pictures in a competion like this! :wink:


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Post by Nordwest » Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:48 pm

Moin Krollspell,

Major Wolfgang Späte is correct, the Pilot in the red 163...

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Wolfgang Späte was a Pilot, an Ace, a Veteran, I remember Wolfgang Späte very well...

Your Turn, Herr Doktor Krollspell... Image


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Post by Doktor Krollspell » Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:11 pm

So, how and where was this supposed to be used?

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Post by Nordwest » Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:24 pm

What about the Term "Wasserfall"...?

Totally wrong? :?


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Post by Doktor Krollspell » Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:42 pm

Sorry Michael... The "Wasserfall" was a 25 feet long surface-to-air missile being developed in Germany.

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Post by Nordwest » Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:06 pm

"Reihenfeuer AA Thing"...

The so called "Schmetterling-Project"...?

Doc, what a Riddle? :(


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Post by Nordwest » Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:13 pm

"Werferbatterie", 20-30mm, prepared by hand, bounded with addictional "Loads" by Hand, with wrapped "Loads" around TNT...

Within 50 Meters, everything is gone, dead, no Sun, no Moon, just nothing, nothing, nur keine Worte, noch Fragen...

Krieg ist Scheisse!


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Post by Doktor Krollspell » Fri Dec 16, 2005 1:09 pm

Here's a clue to point you in the right direction:

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And yes, war is hell...


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Post by Nordwest » Fri Dec 16, 2005 1:34 pm

Hey Doc,

no Idea yet...

Did the Germans launch Missiles from Submarines, I have never seen this Photo before?

This is not Peenemünde, is it...?


Michael :shock:

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