Heinkel He 162 Fighter: Hitler's Record Breaking Rocket Fighter (Made of Wood)
The National Interest -

Sebastien Roblin


Elegant, but poor performance.

Key point: Germany's desperation to win the war resulted in some questionable decisions.

By the summer of 1944, the German Luftwaffe had a lot of problems. Huge Allied four-engine strategic bombers were pummeling Germany’s industrial base daily, escorted by long-range fighters that were frittering away the German flying arm’s elite cadres of combat pilots nurtured since the 1930s.

While the bombing campaign failed to prevent German...

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