Me-323 E2 WT Gunship- Germany 3d model
Me-323 E2 WT Gunship

Me-323 E2 WT Gunship- Germany 3d model

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Part Number:HBG- Me-323 E2 WT 3d model
Scale of Model:
Global 39 Scale = 2.05" (52mm) Wingspan (Click here to purchase on Shapeways)
1/700 Scale = 3.1" (78.9mm) Wingspan (Click here to purchase on Shapeways)
1/600 Scale = 3.62" (92mm) Wingspan = (Click here to purchase on Shapeways)


Rules on how to use this piece in HBG's Global War Game.

He-323 E2 WT Gigant Gunship                      

 

Unit

Attack

Defense

Move

Cost

He-321

7

5

4

10

Ground Attack:  The Gigant may only cause casualties to ground targets, It does not cause tactical or strategic damage.

Availability: 1943 (Turn 9)


Overview

Proposed 'escort' gunship version, based on the E-1. Classified as a Waffentrager (weapons carrier) by the RLM, which the WT suffix denoted, in a similar role to that of the American YB-40 Flying Fortress "gunship" heavy defensive fighter conversion for theUSAAF. Primary mission was to provide normal 323 cargo formations with heavy defensive protection. No cargo carrying ability. "Solid" nose with 20mm cannon turret, two additional wing turrets plus up to ten other machine guns/cannon of varying calibres firing from standard and new waist/beam positions. 1.3 tonnes of armour plating was added across the entire airframe. Crew increased to twenty-one, the extra crew-members operating the plane's guns. Two prototypes built and tested, but series was cancelled after it was judged that normal single-engined fighters were more effective in the transport escort role. One of the prototypes was briefly assigned to KG 200 for operational evaluation, where it flew armed escort for the small number of captured B-17 Flying Fortressesoperated by the Geschwader

Specifications (Me 323)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 5
  • Capacity: 130 troops or 10–12 tonnes of equipment
  • Length: 28.2 m (92 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 55.2 m (181 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 10.15 m (33 ft 3.5 in)
  • Wing area: 300 m² (3,228 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 27,330 kg (60,260 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 29,500 kg (65,000 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 43,000 kg (94,815 lb)
  • Powerplant: 6 × Gnome-Rhône 14N-48/49, 1180 PS for take-off (868 kW) each

Performance

Armament

  • Guns: 8x MG 151/12
  • Guns:4x MG 131


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