1934 to 1945
The Rheinmetall-Borsig Hecht (Pike) was a guided missile.
Designed and developed by Rheinmetall-Borsig AG
in 1934 under the leadership of Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. Hermann
started experimenting with solid fuelled rocket as
early as 1934 and maintained an interest in an increasing
assortment of rocket weapons throughout the war years. While
the origins and particulars of Hecht are obscure, it seems
to symbolise Rheinmetall-Borsig
first efforts in the missile field. The missile was
for experimental work only and existed in assorted blueprints
having equi-taper wings and tail units. The Hecht programme
did not proceed for long, and was superseded in 1941 by the
programme for which there was greater interest.
It is thought that the aerial drops of the Hecht in both unpowered
and rocket powered forms were made.
The Warplanes of the Third Reich.
German Aircraft of the Second World War.
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