The Me163 Komet – The World’s first rocket powered fighter aircraft!

The Messerschmitt Me163 Komet was and is incredibly futuristic especially for it’s time – 1945. & the test pilot sported a Go-Pro. lol. It looks like a UFO, packs two cannons, climbs to 30,000 feet in 2.5 minutes (Straight up) and ascended so fast that the Komet pilots were forbidden to eat cabbage, to prevent digestive system embolism! As the fuel was prone to detonate on landing bounces, the pilot wore a bespoke asbestos suit. There are few Komet pilots left today.

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