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Bachem Ba 349 Natter (X Planes of the Reich)

The pilot-operated Bachem Ba 349 "Natter" ("Adder") was one of several unexpected new weapons Germany was seeking to perfect for a more effective defense against Allied heavy bombers. The idea of the ground-to-air missile to slow down, if not stop, attacking aircraft was one of the greatest developments to come out of World War II, and Germany led the field.
David Myhra has taken 240 photographs and illustrations from his collection and presents the world's first defense interceptor missile - the manned Ba 349 "Natter."

Author:David Myhra
Specs:128 pages, 21 x 28 x 1 cm / 8.25 x 11 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:200 photographs and drawings
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2004)
Series:X Planes of the Reich
EAN:9780764310324
Book: Bachem Ba 349 Natter (X Planes of the Reich)

Bachem Ba 349 Natter

Language: English

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Bachem Ba 349 Natter (Osprey)

The Bachem Ba 349 Natter was a secretive, vertical take-off, single-seat rocket interceptor intended to offer high-speed defence of key targets. This radical aircraft offered Luftwaffe an inexpensive means with which to intercept and attack Allied heavy bombers using a vertically-launched, semi-expendable machine built of wood and armed with a nose-mounted `honeycomb' battery of spin-stabilised air-to-air rockets as well as cannon armament.
Launched vertically at 36,000ft per minute, the pilot was expected to fly within range of the enemy bombers, fire his rockets at them, ram another bomber, eject and parachute to the ground.

Illustrated with contemporary photographs and stunning commissioned artwork, this study examines this inventive yet ultimately unsuccessful attempt by the Luftwaffe to defend against the tide of Allied aircraft that was bombing German cities into the ground.

Author:Robert Forsyth
Specs:80 pages, 25 x 18.5 x 0.7 cm / 9.8 x 7.3 x 0.28 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings in colour
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2018)
Series:X-Planes (8)
EAN:9781472820099
Book: Bachem Ba 349 Natter (Osprey)

Bachem Ba 349 Natter

Language: English

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