Junkers Ju 88 Mistel

This picture shows the Ju 88 Mistel, a semi-guided missile aimed at its target by the pilot of the Bf 109 piggy-backed above it.

Picture courtesy of Junkers Aircraft of World War II

Luftwaffe Mistel Composite Bomber Units, Robert Forsyth . Starts with a brief look at the pre-war origins of the idea of guiding one aircraft from another one mounted above it, before moving on to the German development of this into a potentially potent weapon, and finishing with a detailed account of the very limited impact the Mistel weapons actually had in combat (so typical of German wartime weapons programmes). [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Antill, P. (8 February 2008), Junkers Ju 88 Mistel http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_Ju_88_mistel.html

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