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Duxford’s Heinkel He 162 A-2 Volksjäger

7 February 2019

 

Heinkel He 162 A-2 Volksjäger in the Restoration Hangar of the Imperial War Museum Duxford—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Not long before the end of WW II, in Europe, Germany pushed through Project Salamander—from design to first flight occurred within an incredibly short 90 days. Made of wood and other non strategic materials, powered by a single BMW 003 nacelle mounted turbojet engine, armed with 2 x 20mm auto cannon and a 30 minute fuel supply the mission of the He 162 was obvious, and that was to shoot down bombers. Not produced in numbers to impact the outcome the war this fighter was nonetheless a successful design which was easily flown and possessing advanced features like drooped wingtips and an ejection seat.,

Heinkel He 162 A-2 Volksjäger in the Restoration Hangar of the Imperial War Museum Duxford—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

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  1. 8 February 2019 05:42

    The last time I saw that, it was hanging up in the IWM London!

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