Messerschmitt Me 163B Komet: Lights & Swadows.

Messerschmitt Me 163B Komet: Lights & Swadows

In the Komet the Luftwaffe had a highly advanced fighter design equipped with a very bold rocket engine. They also had a temperamental propulsion system, questionable -even dangerous- operational profile and a serious waste of resources for the results it obtained in battle.

I’ve always found comical in this neat highly streamlined aircraft the presence in the nose of the “Seppler Screw” (it powered the electrical generator). Even General Galland had a belly laugh when he saw it.

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