Aircraft Photo of 44329 | Fieseler Fi 103R | Germany - Air Force | AirHistory.net #93760
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:44329
Aircraft Original Type:Fieseler Fi 103
Aircraft Generic Type:Fieseler Fi 103
Aircraft Version:Fieseler Fi 103R
C/n (msn):44329
Operator / Titles:Germany - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Everett - Snohomish County / Paine FieldMap
Region / Country:Washington, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KPAE   IATA: PAE   Local: PAE   Other: -
Collection:Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum - FHCAM
 
Photo Date:28 September 2018
Photo by:Peter de Jong
Photo ID: 93760
Photo Comment

Manned variant of the Fi 103, better known as the V-1, intended for suicide attacks. There was talk of a slight chance of bailing out while diving at the target, but even the odds of clearing the jet intake were thought to be minimal. Code-named Reichenberg after the annexed Czech town of Liberec, the Fi 103R scheme was aborted as many German senior officers didn't believe in suicide missions. However, some 175 examples were built and this one is apparently real.

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