Bachem Ba 349B-1 Natter
Bachem Ba 349B-1
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Country of Origin:
Nazi Germany

Manufacturer: Bachem-Werke GMBH
Model number: Bachem Ba 349B-1
Classification: Single seat vertical take-off rocket powered interceptor

First unmanned launch: 22nd December 1944
First manned launch: 1st March 1945

Span: 3.6 m (11 ft. 9 3/4 in.)
Length: 6.1 m (20 ft.)
Height: 2.25 m (7 ft. 4 1/2 in.)
Empty: 800kg (1,940 lb)
Gross weight: 2,232kg (4,920 lb.)

Armament: 24 Henschel Hs 217 Föhn 73mm spin-stabilized rockets or
33 R4M 55mm spin-stabilized rockets
Fixed Armament: None
Proposed: Two 30mm MK 108 cannon each with 30 rounds.

Engines: One Walter HWK 109-509C-1 bi-propellant rocket. Thrust: 2,000kg (4,410lb).
Vertical launch boosted by four 500kg (1,102lb) Schmidding 109-533 solid-fuel rocket motors or two 1000kg. (2,205lb) solid-fuel rocket motors.

Crew: One

PERFORMANCE: Maximum speed: Sea level: 497mph (800km/h)
At high altitude: 621mph (1000km/h)
Rate of climb: 36,417ft (11,100m) per min
Range after climb: 20-30 miles (32-48km)

Endurance Under Power: 2.23 minutes at 495mph (796.45km/h) at 9,845 feet (3,001 meters). Total Endurance Time: About 5-10 minutes

Service Ceiling: 14,000 meters (45,930 ft)

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