War & Conflicts Discussions => Airpower => Topic started by: Alan65 on 22 January 2009, 21:32:44



Title: Messerschmitt Me-163 Rocket Aircraft
Post by: Alan65 on 22 January 2009, 21:32:44
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x241/Alanp_photo/WWII/Germanyaircraftme-163rocketplane.jpg)
this is a postcard from the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa showing their messerschmitt Me-163 rocket plane.


Title: Re: Messerschmitt Me-163 Rocket Aircraft
Post by: bongotastic on 23 January 2009, 02:02:21
was it also known as the Komet?

I remember having the option of building these in Word-in-Flames ( but in 1944/1945 all the production points go to the militias :-[


Title: Re: Messerschmitt Me-163 Rocket Aircraft
Post by: Mad Russian on 23 January 2009, 04:36:52
Yes, this is the Komet........not much of a weapons system. Much more dangerous to itself than Allied fighters or bombers defensive fire was. The fuel mix was so volatile they often blew up without any Allied help at all.


It will be interesting to see what Matrix does with the computerized version of World in Flames. I believe it's due out this year sometime.

Good Hunting.

MR