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  • Einige grundsätzliche probleme des Senkrechtstarts

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    • E Bachem





    The following is a survey on the results and experiences obtained from vertical guided launching of the "B.P. Natter" during 1944/45» The Natter was designed as a piloted missile-aircraft compromise for interception of enemy aircraft. The history of the Natter design and development is given and its purpose explained. The technical data of the Natter are given in detail. This missile-aircraft was powered by one Walter liquid propellant rocket power plant and four jettisonable solid propellant Jato units. The performance of the Natter is discussed. A survey on the launching performances with pilotless, gyro-controlled missiles is given in detail, considering static and aerodynamic problems during the launching period. Used were vertical launching racks, both stationary and mobile, of 10 and 25 m height. Test results obtained from towing the piloted Natter with a twin-engined He-111 aircraft showed very good behaviour of the missile-aircraft in flight. The jettisoning of the nose part as well as dropping of pilot and rear part by parachute was performed satisfactorily. The first piloted vertical launching with Lt.Siebert as pilot and its failure are discussed.