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Junkers 'Junior'
Part of German Rocketplanes Family
German manned rocketplane. Flown 1936. Early German rocketplane.

Status: Operational 1936.



Family: Rocketplane. Country: Germany. Launch Vehicles: Me-163. Launch Sites: Kummersdorf. Bibliography: 693.

During 1936 - . Launch Site: Kummersdorf. Launch Complex: Kummersdorf. LV Family: German Rocketplanes. Launch Vehicle: Me-163.
  • First test of liquid rocket engine intended for use on aircraft - . Nation: Germany. Spacecraft Bus: German Rocketplanes. Spacecraft: Junkers 'Junior'.

    A 300 kgf engine was installed in a Junkers 'Junior' aircraft fuselage at Kummersdorf. This was the first rocket engine installation in an aircraft. But the problem to be solved was how to ensure continuous operation of the engine during aircraft manoeuvres. The rocket team finally built a big carousel, capable of testing the engine installation at up to 5 G's.



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