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Bachem Ba 349


Bachem Ba 349 Natter (viper) Intercepter fighter

Service Data

In Service: 1 March 1945 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: 1 March 1945
Manufacturer: Bachem
Number built: 11

Technical Data

Type: Interceptor fighter

Crew: 1 man
Length: 6.1 m
Wingspan: 3.6 m
Wing area: 2.75 m²
Empty: 800 kg
Loaded: 2,200 kg
Engine: 1 × Walter HWK 109-509C liquid fuel bipropellant rocket engine producing up to 2,000 kg and 4 × Schmidding 109-533 solid fuel rocket engine producing up to 250 kg of thrust each
Maximum speed: 800 km/h
Range: 40 km
Service ceiling: 14,000 m
24 × 73 mm Henschel Hs 217 Föhn rockets or
33 × 55 mm R4/M air-to-air missiles
2 × 30 mm MK 108 cannon
Bomb load up to
Operators: Luftwaffe
Ba 349A
Ba 349B

Other: Fighters


The Bachem Ba 349 Natter (viper) was a single seat semi expendable rocket powered intercepter which was to be launched vertically


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Natter (viper) Intercepter fighter picture 7

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