1943 to 1945
1 × rocket motor
Launch Platform: He
, Bf 109
The Rheinmetall-Borsig RZ 73 Bordrakete was a air to air missile.
Designed and developed by Rheinmetall-Borsig
in 1941 under the leadership of Dr.-Ing. Heinrich Klein.
The Rheinmetall-Borsig RZ 73 Came in several different forms,
wing mounted, nose mounted, there was even a version with
a eight round magazine, The The RZ 73 rocket was spin stabilised
and used a solid rocket motor, which was then mounted as auxiliary
armament beneath the wings of the carrier aircraft as a single
launcher unit fitted to each wing. The RZ 73 was tested with
the following aircraft He
, Bf 109
Despite the success with his weapon it did not enter serious
production, and only a small number of operational aircraft
were fitted with the RZ 73.
The Warplanes of the Third Reich.
German Aircraft of the Second World War.
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