The Heinkel He-162 Salamander is a German, single-seat, single-engine jet fighter from the end of World War II. The flight of the prototype took place on December 6, 1944. He-162 turned out to be a winner on the so-called People's fighter (German: Volksjäger), which was to protect the German sky against attacks by Allied heavy bombers. The plane had an unusual layout with the engine (MW 003E-1 or E-2) placed on top, on the fuselage, with short trapezoidal wings and a very aerodynamic silhouette. Like the Me-262, it was one of the milestones in the development of aviation. By the end of the war, however, only about 300 aircraft of this type were produced, and on a small scale they were used in combat in April and May 1945. Technical data: length: 9.05m, wingspan: 7.2m, height: 2.6m, maximum speed: 790km / h, rate of climb: 23.4m / s, maximum range: 975km, maximum ceiling 12000m, armament: permanent -2 20mm MG151 / 20 cannons.
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