Thursday, August 25, 2016

impressive photo, and the image had no notes, so Steve helped me out, and let me know those are deliberate smoke screens

But print this in a poster size and you'll be damn impressed. Original is  for a better look at high res

Smoke Screen Generators

Unlike this one,

This one is using rocket-assisted takeoff units (often used with heavy bomb loads on short fields)

Both systems are attached to mounted wing racks normally used for additional small bombs


  1. I had to put it through Google Translate. According to this they were smoke generators for smoke screens. Same picture is about half way down the page with text.


  2. RATO units (rocket assisted take-off), a pretty common accessory to hevily laden aircraft. at 0:27

    Even the six-engine Me 323 behemoth used them: