Rheinmetall Diglykol solid fuel rocket motors.

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  1. davebender

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    WWII Germany used liquid fuel rocket motors to assist Ju-88 bomber take off.

    In addition Rheinmetall made a series of solid fuel rocket motors.
    http://mitglied.multimania.de/planewrecks/index2003.html

    Did Germany ever attempt strapping a pair of rocket motors on the Me-109 or Fw-190 for a quick boost to altitude?
     
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    Yes. Experiments were undertaken at least. Not sure, without checking, if they were ever used operationally.
     
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    funny you should mention this...i was wondering about using "jato" type rockets for other applications and in other instances the other day. will be interesting to see what comes out.
     
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    Hawker_Hurricane_launched_from_CAM_ship_c1941.jpg


    Nice picture of a CAM ship launch. However in that application a rocket was attached to a catapult rather then directly to the aircraft as Germany did with the Ju-88 and several other types.
     
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