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Old 18 April 2008, 01:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 18 April 2008, 08:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Bonjour Sreiko!

I am fascinated by the much maligned Heinkel He 162 ... a remarkable and beautiful aircraft! While there were negative aspects to the aircraft Eric Brown noted that "on the credit side, however, the aircraft had excellent directional snaking characteristics, making a it a good gun platform. From this aspect it was the best jet fighter of its time, and I was certainly in position to judge, having flown every jet aircraft then in existence". Other comments made by the pilot were that "like all the German jets [it was] a superb aeroplane in its element but quite a handful to take-off and land" and "I shall always recall the He 162 with affection as it gave me some exhilarating hours in the air".

I believe that, although Soviet forces acquired seven of the He 162, only one was flown, that being 02 which you have rendered beautifully.

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Old 19 April 2008, 04:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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This airplane is in the technologic aspect one of the most interesting project at all in WW2. Small, simple, enough armed, ejection seat, singke engine, fuselage housed landing gear so wing is free from this kind of load. This airplane is developed in hurry and under pressure of day/night bombing. What that airplane could be I see in the later F-20 Tigershark and Soviet MiG-21.
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Old 19 April 2008, 07:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Sreiko, you are correct ... quite an aircraft! The situation that existed at the time in Germany was responsible for both the positive and negative aspects of the He 162; created as a response to a crisis, development hampered by the crisis.

In respect of the profile created; photographs of He 162 02 (as well as He 162 01) make plain that the marking of the test facility was added to the fin ahead of the rudder, could the paint at the front and rear of the engine nacelle be red, or, red and black? Not criticism Sreiko ... a lovely image of a wonderful aircraft!

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It is correct- nacelle front ring could be also red so I was in trouble which color to take and I take black. I beleive that this was dirt protectiv color, not the color related with "revolution red". But I could be wrong.

As I know only this 02 has made some flights.
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Unless evidence of one particular colour is discovered one may as well apply the preferred shade Sreiko ... the white with red insignia and black markings is certainly attractive!

Apparently 01 was used for ground testing and wind tunnel testing then was broken down into components when the notion of producing a modified version of the aircraft was considered. 02 was flown several times in 1946 by G. Shiyanov and A. Kochetkov.

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Old 1 May 2008, 07:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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He 162

I have read many articles which describe the 162. Most of them seem to have dismissed the 162 as a complete flop. Kirk seems to indicate otherwise.
Does anyone have anything to add to the story?
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Old 1 May 2008, 11:47 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I'd be curious to know what happened to this He-162. Pictures was take in Columbus, IN during a Victory Parade in 1945.



Freeman Field is located in Seymour, IN (20 mi. S), and was used extensively for testing captured Axis aircraft. Bigger than Wright Patterson AFB I've been told. Guy I used to work for who grew up in Seymour recalled seeing German jets flying around when he was a boy, but thought it was an ME-262 that he saw.
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Nice image!! Your collection?
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Old 1 May 2008, 12:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks.

No, not the original, I just have a good copy. The album it was from belongs to the local historical society, and it was brought in to have copies made of some different pictures. When I saw that one, I asked for permission to make a copy. I also have one of a V-1 taken at the same parade, and there were some of a mini sub of some variety that I didn't copy.
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