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Flying the Me 163 Comet

Discussion in 'Aircraft' started by ww2thebigone, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. ww2thebigone

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    I think I saw a video Hoehne being interviewed in later years and I remember seeing that 163 up in Dayton. Little kids were confused, as usual, by the little propeller for the generator :)

    Here is the great Capt Winkle Brown talking about flying them:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXLcUKB-jws
     
  3. Lippert

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    Dude. Wow. Just wow. What a remarkable bit of information.

    I can't imagine flying an airplane like that, with so many risks. Is there a total tally of how many kills they achieved? Was the design really even successful?
     
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    His is quite a remarkable story, just to survive. . I would think one rode the 163 rather than fly it..

    Gaines
     

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