Miniature Me 163 Comet

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Miniature Me 163 Comet

Post by PPoS » 22 Dec 2004 12:55

I saw something about a remote controlled miniature of the Me 163 that carried explosives in its nose and was going to be used against bombers. Now I don't know if it just was planned of if it was in prototype stage, but any information regarding it would be most welcome.

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Post by Xavier » 22 Dec 2004 19:28

maybe are you talking about the enzian missile?
will post picture if found later here...

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Post by Tapani K. » 22 Dec 2004 19:48

Couple of links on Enzian:

http://aerostories.free.fr/dossiers/raketen/page5.html
http://www.walter-rockets.i12.com/missiles/enzian2.htm

The French one actually says that the Enzian was based on Me 163. I hadn't known that but once the similarity is mentioned, it is quite obvious.

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Post by Xavier » 22 Dec 2004 20:16

from this very forum:
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... &start=750
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Post by PPoS » 25 Dec 2004 16:06

Well, I'am very much aware of the Enzian missile.. It might be it because it looks like the Comet, but I believe that it actually was something else.
a remote controlled miniature of the Me 163 that carried explosives in its nose and was going to be used against bombers
I don't think they meant the missile, even if it could be it.

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Miniature Me163

Post by Latrans » 30 Dec 2004 01:52

I saw a missile in the Deutsches Museum called der Schmetterling. I have never seen anything in print on it. Maybe it could be the one you
are thinking of. By the way, the Museum has a well preserved Me262.

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Post by knieptang » 30 Dec 2004 11:37

A link in german language: Deutsche Raketenwaffen

http://www.th-online.de/firmen/gebauerfoto/rakete.htm

A link in english language: Enzian Missile

http://www.walter-rockets.i12.com/missiles/enzian2.htm

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Schmetterling Missile site

Post by Latrans » 30 Dec 2004 23:14

The site below has a good color picture of the Schmetterling.To me it resembles the Me-163.

http://www.nasm.si.edu/research/dsh/art ... -HS117.htm

Or you can do a Google search on Schmetterling Missile.

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Re: Schmetterling Missile site

Post by Cantankerous » 12 Jun 2022 17:11

Latrans wrote:
30 Dec 2004 23:14
The site below has a good color picture of the Schmetterling.To me it resembles the Me-163.

http://www.nasm.si.edu/research/dsh/art ... -HS117.htm

Or you can do a Google search on Schmetterling Missile.
Even though it may be tempting for me not to post on this thread because it's almost 20 years old, I should emphasize that the Schmetterling surface-to-air missile had a very different airframe from the Me 163 because it was extremely streamlined and had four slightly backswept fins at its rear end.

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