National Air and Space Museum Me 163B (191301)

Detail view of the exhaust and tail wheel area. Note the C-Stoff dump pipe underneath the rocket exhaust. It vented the C-Stoff used for cooling the combustion chamber in case of overpressure. The cooling slots are also clearly shown. The (non-structural) sheet metal over the tail wheel appears to have detached from the fuselage.

Photograph by Steve Hawley, 1999

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