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Hecht

Surface-to-Air Missile




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Service Data

In Service: 1934 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight:
Manufacturer: Rheinmetall-Borsig
Number built:

Technical Data

Type: Surface-to-Air Missile

Guidance system:
Length: 1.75 m
Wingspan: 0.588 m
Diameter: 0.177 m
Weight: kg
Engine: 1 ×
Maximum speed: km/h
Range: km
Warhead: kg
Fuze:
Launch Platform:
Operators: Luftwaffe
Variants:

Other: Missiles
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History

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 Vüllers.

Rheinmetall-Borsig AG 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 AG 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 The Hecht programme did not proceed for long, and was superseded in 1941 by the Feuerlilie (Fire Lily) programme for which there was greater interest.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.

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Sources

The Warplanes of the Third Reich.
ISBN-10: 0385057822

German Aircraft of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0370000242

Hitler's Luftwaffe.
ISBN-10: 051718771X

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