Me 163B "White 05" of Erprobungskommando 16


PK+QP being loaded on the inflatable balloon Scheuchschlepper. The number of people attending the procedure suggest that this was one of the first times! Note the high grass on the landing strip.

Source: "Messerschmitt Komet - Entwicklung und Einsatz des ersten Raketenjägers" by Jeffrey L. Ethell




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