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01/10/1939 Jet plane demonstration


Heinkel He 178


Heinkel He 178 and He 282 - the first jets

Hermann Göring, German minister of aviation and ex World War 1 fighter pilot ace, inspects Heinkel He 178, the first usable jet plane ever. The aircraft has already completed its first flight, on august 29 1939. It was built around one of the first jet engines, HeS 3. He 178 maximal speed was 598 km/h.
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