What aircraft is this?

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What aircraft is this?

Post by hauptmannn » 25 Dec 2003 10:37

Can anyone tell me the name of this aircraft and some info on it?
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Post by Englander » 25 Dec 2003 11:33

That is a Heinkel 162 Volkajager
http://members.tripod.com/Air_Museum_ww2/id43.htm

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Post by MadderCat » 25 Dec 2003 11:36

some more photos : http://www.luftwaffepics.com/lhe1621.htm

it's a german Heinkel He162, one of the jets flown in WWII
german site with more infos : http://www.luftwaffepics.com/lhe1621.htm
use babelfish to translate


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Post by kobold » 25 Dec 2003 11:44

hi.

theres a clue in the filename of the picture :P
(which doesn't show up in your post, by the way.)


Its a Heinkel He-162 Volksjaeger - "the peoples fighter" .


some information & specifications here:
http://www.vectorsite.net/avhe162.html

http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~pettypi/elevon/b ... 2_mm.html
It apparently had an ejector seat too:
http://users.bestweb.net/~kcoyne/he162seat.htm


I just got a copy of "Discovery Channel - Weapons of War - German Fighters" which covers this plane and the other jet/rocket powered planes, with some lovely footage of an me262 flying and landing.




dave

edit:
hehe i was engrossed in reading the pages about the plane i forgot to post this reply doh

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Post by hauptmannn » 25 Dec 2003 14:05

Thanks everyone :D it looks to me like a very dangerous jet if it were to fly against allied aircraft.

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Post by Witch-King of Angmar » 25 Dec 2003 15:58

hauptmannn wrote:Thanks everyone :D it looks to me like a very dangerous jet if it were to fly against allied aircraft.
It was indeed very dangerous. Unfortunately, to its pilot. :lol: :P

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Post by Locke » 25 Dec 2003 17:57

Some pilots actually praised He 162. Most of the deficiencies were made due to quick planning and production. But the majority of pilots who flew He162 weren't experienced enough and so the airplane was quite dangerous. He 162 was very unstable and hard to control. But it had an eject seat. Anyway, only 170 He162 were built.

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