Enzian

Enzian

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Enzian (named for a genus of mountain flower, in English the Gentian) was a German WWII surface-to-air anti-aircraft missile that was the first to use an infrared guidance system. During the missile's development in the late stages of the war, it was plagued by organisational problems and was cancelled before becoming operational.As early as 1943 it was becoming clear that Messerschmitt's super-interceptor, the Me 163, would be difficult to use in combat. After flying to the 25,000 ft altitude of the US bombers, it had only a few minutes to track them down before running out of fuel. Even if it did manage to find the bombers, it had the equally prickly problem of lacking a weapon that could be aimed effectively while closing on the target at some 400 mph difference in speeds.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135723898
  • 9786135723892