Komet graphics by Ian Marshall


This web site is dedicated to the Messerschmitt Me 163B Komet, the only operational rocket-powered aircraft of the second world war. The combination of spectacular performance and the dangers of the highly explosive rocket fuels make it a fascinating piece of aviation history. Many excellent books have been written about the Komet, and no attempt is made here to repeat their accounts of the design, test flying and combat history of this aircraft. Rather, this web site offers information that is not clearly presented in the references. You can read more on the background of this site. Besides navigating with the main menu below, you can also navigate this site using the what's new pages.


Wartime

Postwar

Museums

Replicas

Technical

Various

 
'White 05'

'White 11'

'White 14'

Späte's red Komet

GH+IN

440013

440165

Fritz Kelb crash

Brandis capture

Various photos

191454/'Yellow 11'

'White 42' / FE495

'White 54'

Freeman Field Komet

VF241

Soviet Me 163B

Soviet Me 163S 'Yellow 94'

RAF Melksham

Arnprior 191452

Farnborough 191912

191301/FE500

V1 KE+SX

Foreign Evaluation Komets

Duxford

Cosford

NASM

Deutsches Museum

Berlin-Gatow

Air Force Museum

Ottawa

East Fortune

Australia

Science Museum

Flying Heritage Collection

Mr. Kurz' flying replica

Planes of Fame (Chino)

Merseburg (Air Classik)

Shuttleworth Collection

XCOR proposal

Joachim Beh proposal

Polars

Profiles

Weights

CAD models

Drawings

CG positions

Modifications.

Dimensions

Performance

References

Archives

Contributors

Camouflages

Unit histories

Unit badges

Production

Airfields

Bestandliste

Pilots

Pilot clothing

Weapons

Equipment

Kits and accessories

RC models

Flight simulation

Links

Contact