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Aircraft
Registration / Serial:No Reg
Aircraft Original Type:RRG Ente
Aircraft Generic Type:RRG Ente
Aircraft Version:RRG Raketen-Ente Replica
Operator / Titles:Rhön-Rossitten-Gesellschaft
C/n (msn):
Location
City / Airport:WasserkuppeMap
Country:Germany
Airport Codes:ICAO: EDER   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:Deutsches Segelflugmuseum mit Modellflug
 
Photo Date:15 July 2015
Photo by:Peter Vercruijsse
Photo ID: 162699
Photo Comment

This is a replica of the very first rocket-engined aircraft in the world. The original Ente was built as a glider and made its first flight in Jun-1927. It was converted as the Raketen-Ente and as such flew on 11-Jun-1928, first with two 12 kg rockets and in the end with two 20 kg ones. The rockets were ignited after a bungee launch. It then flew 1400m in one minute. On a later flight the same day the aircraft caught fire but a safe landing could hastily be made. In Oct-1928 it was exposed at the ILA Berlin. The non-airworthy replica was built by the Deutsches Segelflugmuseum.

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