East Fortune Me 163B 191659

Nice view of the tail wheel and lower rear fuselage. The dual slots near the combustion chamber appear to have been the final configuration for cooling air entrance. Although the fuselage has been overpainted, the original stencilling has been conserved. The exit of the overflow pipe for C-Stoff cooling the combustion chamber is also interesting; the cut-out in the tail wheel fairing differs between Komets of different production batches.

Photograph by Dave Brooks, August 1999

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