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Bachem Ba-349 Natter

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The Ba-349 was made in the later years of the war. Germany was being carpeted incessantly by Allied bombing raids, and was desparate for a solution, especially with the new Merlin-driven P51Ds tearing Axis fighters from the skies, so The RLM issued a challenge for a light, cheap rocket-powered interceptor to take down the bombers. Heinrich Himmler signed the order for the Ba-349 himself using Schutzstaffel (SS) funds. It used a Walter 109-509A rocket, like in the ME-163.

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 13.1ft (4.0m)
  • Length 17.2ft (5.3m)
  • Height 6.3ft (1.9m)
  • Empty Weight 6,694lbs (3,036kg)
  • Loaded Weight 8,868lbs (4,022kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.787
  • Wing Loading 125.6lbs/ft2 (613.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 70.6ft2 (6.6m2)
  • Drag Points 1157

Parts

  • Number of Parts 69
  • Control Surfaces 5