Messerschmitt Me 163 B-1a

Messerschmitt Me 163 B-1a
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Messerschmitt Me 163 B-1a on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. One of the most remarkable of the Wunderwaffen (wonder weapons) produced by the Nazi Germany during World War II, the Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet holds the distinction of being the first and only tailless rocket-powered interceptor to see operational service.


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