Product Features and Details
In the early summer of 1943, efforts were made to make the Bf 109's hunting bomber version capable of carrying heavier loads than the 250 kg bomb used so far. The 500 kg SC-500 bomb was conceived as a suitable armament and planned to provide the machine with two 300-liter tanks at the same time in order to achieve a meaningful penetration range. It was shown that the combined load greatly surpassed the ground clearance of the Bf 109 - the bomb did not fit under the circumstances under the circumstances. As a solution to this problem, the company Fieseler developed a sprung leg, which returned to the ground after the start at the parachute. This additional landing gear hovered the tail wheel in the air at the start and tried well in trials. However, the technical challenges were not solved. The further development of the idea was then discontinued.