United States Army Air Forces Me 163B FE500 / T-2-500

Komet 191301 undergoing thorough study in a hangar. The center fuselage top can be taken off for maintenance, and no structural work has to be done to open a Komet this much. The main T-Stoff tank is now clearly visible. Rarely seen in the open position is the hatch just in front of the vertical tail. Skid fairings are removed completely.

Source: Aviation magazine, February 1946 issue, page 132

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