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Bachem Ba 349 Natter “Viper”
A design born of desperation, the Natter was designed to be a point defense fighter to be stationed in the path of bomber formations. The fighter would wait for the formation to pass over and then launch vertically. As the Natter neared the formation the pilot would fire his rockets and then climb above the formation and swoop down for a ramming attack. The pilot would trigger a release mechanism immediately before impact and the cockpit section would seperate from the main fuselage.
Extensive testing was done, in which more than one pilot died, but the Allies overran the factory and launch sight and no combat missions were flown.
Hello Folks, another seven gone already. I really don’t have anything to say, so, why don’t we get down to some serious history, shall we?
Have an AB FAB week, Take Care and Be Safe,
27 August 1909
Henry Farman makes the first aeroplane flight of more than 100 miles, covering 180 kilometers (111 miles) in a closed circuit during the Reims meeting.
27 August 1910
The first aircraft radio is used in an aeroplane which flew over the race track at Sheepshead Bay in New York. The aircraft was piloted by a Canadian, J.A.D. McCurdy, who transmitted the following message, which was received by a ground station operated by H.M. Horton. “Another chapter in aerial achievement is hereby written in the receiving of this first message ever recorded from an aeroplane in flight”.
28 August 1910
Swiss Armand Dufaux flies the length of Lake Geneva, a distance of 41 miles, in his tractor biplane. He takes 56 minutes to win the 5,000 Swiss franc prize.
26 August 1914
Staff Captain P.N. Nesterov of the Imperial Russian Army, brings down Leutnant Baron von Rosenthal in an Austrian aeroplane by ramming it. Nesterov is piloting a Morane Type M. Both are killed in the resulting crash.