THE LUFTWAFFE 1939-1945
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- CH 15664
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- Alternative names
- 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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