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Dimensions:11" x 8.5"
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
X PLANES OF THE THIRD REICH SERIESAn Illustrated Series on Germany's Experimental Aircraftof World War IIPowered by a single HeS 001A turbojet engine, Woldemer Voigt, who had artfully crafted the Me 262, ran out of time before he could make the 1101�s design �jell� as he struggled to produce the world�s first variable wing sweep, ultra light weight interceptor, and armed with Germany�s state-of-the art wing-mounted air-to-air guided missiles. Post-war, Bell Aircraft sought to carry on Voigt�s planning and resolved to make the complicated mathematics of light weight, variable wing sweep and wing-mounted weapons come together in a single aircraft design. The result was the Bell X-5, and it too, was disappointing. This photographic history of the Me P.1101 by David Myhra features mostly previously unpublished photos, three-view line drawings, and stunningly realistic photos of a 1101 scale model.