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DFS 228

Prototype




DFS 228 Prototype rocket powered reconnaissance aircraft

Service Data

In Service: August 1944 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: August 1944
Manufacturer: DFS
Number built: 2

Technical Data

Type: Prototype rocket powered reconnaissance aircraft

Crew: 1 man
Length: 10.58 m
Wingspan: 17.56 m
Wing area: 30 m²
Height: 2.92 m
Empty: 1,650 kg
Loaded: 4,200 kg
Engine: 1 × Walter HWK 109-509A-1 liquid fuel bipropellant rocket engine producing up to 1,500 kg of thrust
Maximum speed: 900 km/h
Range: 1,050 km
Service ceiling: 23,000 m
Armament:
none
Electronics:
Operators: Luftwaffe
Variants:
DFS 228 V-1
DFS 228 V-2

Other: Prototypes
Articles:

History

The DFS 228 was a rocket powered reconnaissance aircraft only 2 built prototype

Gallery

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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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