Messerschmitt Me-163 KometItem Number: 164
Me-163 airplane model. The Me 163 was unique: the world's first and only operational rocket-engined fighter. It was built in quite different Me 163A trainer and Me 163B fighter versions. This small tailless aircraft had impressive performance and excellent handling, but its rocket engine and fuel were extremely dangerous. The Me 163 was a great technological achievement, but a military disaster, with huge accident losses.
Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/24. Wingspan 15 1/4 inches, Length 9 3/4 inches.