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2 years 8 months ago #1 by Nosferatu
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Which one of you clever buggers can tell me what this is on the Ju-87D Stuka's?It sits just aft of the gunners position and has a glass cover..


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2 years 8 months ago #2 by CyNaKyL
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As mentioned on FB, this is the part that represents the radio direction finding unit. Has a clear cover with some painted or decal detail on the inside. Common on a lot of german aircraft but probably most noticeable on the he219 and ju88g night fighters.

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2 years 8 months ago #3 by Gary
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Yeah there was one on my HE-219, had a nice round cover.



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2 years 8 months ago #4 by Flying_Kiwi
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That's the FUG 7 RDF aerial, it was a pretty average system - wasn't quite line of sight but had a pretty poor range and was very unhappy with adverse atmospheric conditions - like bad weather/lightning. The Ju87 wasn't exactly an all weather fighter/bomber.

It was used to find specific RDF frequencies broadcast from the ground but could also tune into other radio signals if they were constand and Strong (radio station) or the nav was very good :-)

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2 years 8 months ago #5 by Nosferatu
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