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 Lieutenant) February 25, 2015

The Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet,[N 1] designed by Alexander Lippisch, was a German rocket-powered fighter aircraft. It is the only rocket-powered fighter aircraft ever to have been operational. Its design was revolutionary, and the Me 163 was capable of performance unrivaled at the time....read more

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 Lieutenant) January 12, 2015

Eighth Air Force attacks several German Luftwaffe Messerschmitt ME-163 rocket propelled and Messerschmitt ME-262 jet propelled fighter aircraft.

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Me163B “Komet” was the world’s only operational rocket-powered interceptor. Me163B had tremendous speed and climb rate thanks to its unique power source, so it’s hard to be intercepted by allied fighters during powered flight. But its high speed...read more

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