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Heinkel He 176

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ROCKETMAN and THE FIRST JET PILOT (Heinkel He 176 & 178)

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Heinkel He 176: Rocketmen

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Erich Warsitz THE FIRST JET PILOT Heinkel He 176 & He 178

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Heinkel HE 178 - World's first jet aircraft - August 27, 1939

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Heinkel He 176 - World's First Liquid Rocket Powered Aircraft - E-book Downloadable On Kindle

The Heinkel He 176 was a German rocket-powered aircraft. It was the world's first aircraft to be propelled solely by a liquid-fuelled rocket, making its first powered flight on 20 June 1939 with Erich Warsitz at the controls. It was a private venture by the Heinkel company in accordance with director Ernst Heinkel's emphasis on developing technology for high-speed flight. The performance of the He 176 was not spectacular, but it did provide "proof of concept" for rocket propulsion.
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