Fritz X

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Fritz X was the most common name for a german guided anti-ship glide bomb used during World War II.-

The Fritz-X was a german air-to-ground guided glide bomb, and was also known as FX-l 400 or SD-1400. -



It could be controlled during its drop by an observer in the parent aircraft passing commands via a radio link. It was basically a 1400kg armor-piercing bomb to which small wings and a tail unit containing the guidance mechanism had been added. Signals received by the radio receiver in the bomb caused spoilers on the tail surfaces to be raised into air stream, thus modifying the bomb's trajectory.-

Development began in 1939 and final trials were done in Italy in early 1942. Its most notable success was the sinking of the italian battleship Roma on 9 September 1943, which was achieved by hits with three Fritz-X bombs.-


Weight 1,362 kg (3,000 lb)[1]
Length 3.32 m (11 ft)
Width 1.40 m (5 ft)
Diameter 85.3 cm (2 ft 8 in)


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