The Jericho Trumpet.

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The Jericho Trumpet.

Post by pontiusthepilot » Sat May 13, 2017 9:25 am

Contrary to common belief the familiar dive siren was not the same thing as the Jericho Trumpet.

According to former Stuka pilot Hans-Georg Migelod, the Jericho Trumpet (sometimes called the Jericho Horn or the Jericho Pipes) was not the dive siren but a whistle attached to the tail of the bomb. He also explains the reasons why the dive siren was deleted from the JU87-D variant. Part of his interview is here. (The whole interview is about three hours long.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-CQ5Sko3mk

It's also worth saying that the word Stuka is an abbreviation for 'Sturzkampffugzeug' which simply means dive bomber. As such it was not historically applied to the JU87-G. This was known as the 'Kannonvogel'.

I thought you might find this interesting.

Regards.
Pontius.


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