Sg 116 Zellendusche
The SG 116 Zellendusche or ‘Airframe shower’ system was a series of fuselage mounted upwards pointing tubes, each containing a single MK 103 30mm shell. The idea was for the Fw 190 pilot to fly beneath a bomber formation and a photo-electric cell was designed to fire the weapon automatically when a shadow – such as that of a bomber – passed across it.two F-8s tested the weapon on a Heinkel He 177 and the results were unimpressive.
The SG 116 was a series of tubes with MK 103 30mm cannon shells inside. When the carrier aircraft passed beneath a bomber it was designed to fire automatically. It practice, it was inaccurate and ineffective. The single document from 1941 showing a proposal to fit the Fw 190 with swept or gullwing type wings. Modern drawings showing a full aircraft with wings of this shape are entirely speculative. The long wings of the Blohm & Voss Bv 246 glider bomb are evident in this photo. It was designed to soar down onto its target guided by radio waves – either from the target itself or from the host aircraft. Left: The three designs for the Gero II airborne flamethrower, IIA, IIB and IIC. None of them reached the prototype stage. Focke-wulf document from November 1942 showing the fitment and operation of the company’s own T1 jet design to the Fw 190. Projected performance of other jet fighters, such as the Me 262, meant the jet Fw 190 was never taken forward.