The pro's and cons of the Me 163

No-one was in any doubt as to the Me 163’s exceptionally dangerous characteristics...

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It was probably at Wisley, one of the airfields where Me 163B-1a VF241 was tested by the RAE, that this image was taken.
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Of the Komet, Adolf Galland wrote, “To fly this aircraft was a gamble between life and death. Some 30 men had volunteered to flight-test this novel machine and only they and the genial designers Lippisch, Walter and Messerschmitt and a few others knew its secrets.”

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