Heinkel HE 178 - World's first jet aircraft - August 27, 1939
Bonusvideo #02 (DE, Luftfahrt) - Heinkel He 178 - Das erste Düsenflugzeug der Welt
The Heinkel He 178 was the world's first aircraft to fly under turbojet power, and the first practical jet aircraft. It was a private venture by the German Heinkel company in accordance with director Ernst Heinkel's emphasis on developing technology for high-speed flight. It first flew on 27 August 1939, piloted by Erich Warsitz. This flight had been preceded by a short hop three days earlier.
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