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He-178

Jet Fighter

Heinkel

He-178

He 178 has been equipped with a jet engine He S-3b. On August, 27, 1939 this airplane has added the page to a history - first flight of jet (with the turbojet instead of rocket engine) an airplane.

It is necessary to note, almost two years has passed after the first flight of He-178, when was appearance first English jet airplane E-28/39 (Gloster).

Specification
Crew 1
Dimensions
Unknown  
Powerplant
TJE HeS-3b, thrust, kgs 454
Weight, kg:
Unknown  
Performance
Unknown 840
Armament
-  

References

  • "Aviation of Luftwaffe" /Viktor Shunkov/
  • "Encyclopedia of military engineering" /Aerospace Publising/

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