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1 Defeating Hitler’s “Chase Me Charlies” Al Penney VO1NO / VE3

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3 First Escort Group’s Area of Operations, Late August, 1943

4 Cape Finisterre

5 HMS EGRET HMS JED and HMS ROTHER

6 HMCS ATHABASKAN

7 HMS Grenville

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9 Focke-Wulf 200 Condor

10 Dornier Do 217

11 “It seemed the controller could control the direction of the bomb but not the loss of height”.

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16 La Spezia

17 Planned Escape Route for the Italian Fleet, Sep 1943

18 Battleship ROMA

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31 S-27 S-36

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35 Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin)

36 Troop Transport ROHNA

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39 Fritz-X Guided Bomb

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43 Henschel Hs 293

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51 ARQ-8 Spot Jammer

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53 48.5 MHz 49.7 MHz Type 651 Jammer Let’s assume that the IF of the missile receiver is 1.2 MHz… Mix 48.5 MHz MHz in the receiver, and get 1.2 MHz… Which equals the IF… Which results in Cross-modulation in the receiver!

54 Type 651 transmit antennas Battleship HMS ANSON

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56 Conclusion A total of 319 guided bombs used in 65 operations 215 functioned correctly, achieving a hit rate of 49.3 % 40 Allied warships and 39 merchant vessels sunk or put out of action for the loss of 48 aircraft Compared to regular bombing, this was a phenomenal success rate! Had these weapons been available earlier in the war… one shudders at what could have happened

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