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  • CH 15664
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  • object name: Official photograph
  • object category: Black and white

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Messerschmitt Me 163B "Komet" (VD+ER). This was the 8th prototype aircraft of the Me 163B. The Komet was a short-range rocket interceptor introduced in late 1944. The "Komet" had a phenomenal rate of climb and speed but only a few minutes flight duration at full power. Its wild handling qualities and explosive fuel mixture meant accidents were very common.

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