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The German Heinkel He -162 Volksjäger "People's Fighter" was a German single-engine, jet-powered fighter aircraft fielded by the Luftwaffe. Designed & built quickly, and made primarily of wood as metals were in very short supply & prioritised for other aircraft, the He-162 was nevertheless the fastest of the first generation of Axis & Allied jets.


Heinkel He 162 Volksjager (Peoples Fighter) - The German Heinkel He 162 was of…

Last-Gasp Jet Fighter Heinkel He 162 -


Captured Heinkel He162 Salamander.- was to be flown by new pilots of Hitler Youth,but as it turned difficult to fly,requiring experienced pilots.Adolf Galland opposed Volksjager (Peoples' Fighter) project,on grounds would drain valuable resources for Me-262 & be death trap in inexperienced hands.However,Galland overruled by Goering Speer.

The Heinkel He 162 Volksjäger (German, "People's Fighter"), the name of the…


The Heinkel He 162 "Salamander" jet-powered fighter. It arose from a desperate "Emergency Fighter Program" design competition. It fought in 1945 but, no matter how advanced their weapon systems, the war had the Germans fighting against most of Europe and both the USA and the Soviet Union. It had a predetermined outcome. Realistically they never had chance, a matter of simple logistics and numbers.


Captured Heinkel He 162. (U.S. Air Force Photo)


Front view of the Heinkel He 162 Volksjager (People's Fighter) aircraft, Luftwaffe

Henschel's Hs 132 was a World War II dive bomber and interceptor aircraft of the German Luftwaffe that never saw service. The unorthodox design featured a top-mounted BMW 003 jet engine (identical in terms of make and position to the powerplant used by the Heinkel He 162) and the pilot in a prone position.