Erich wrote:The He 162 death machine was non-lovingly called the Salamander and it had the straight cant wing with the odd ball wing tips. Very few flew in action and at leat 12 JG 1 pilots were killed in the crap a/c. some through misfired ejections through the canopy glass.
The forward or back swept winged He 162's never flew operationaly.
this is off topic as the header was asking for the Me 163 and Me 262B two seater. why don;t you guys continue the He 162 discussion on a new thread..............
Yes Erich, I won't post on this thread again other than on the subject title EXCEPT to say that, what's his name (Cap't. Brown?--the British post-war test pilot of captured German aircraft and author), thought that this was a sweet-flying aircraft. Of course, it didn't seem to fly apart so much at that point. Signing off for now.
--the odd-ball wing-tips, I think, were to prevent airflow from streaming accross the wing (much like modern passenger jets have an upturned wing-tip). But I am not an engineer of aeronautics.