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.

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.

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

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

Heinkel He 162 Volksjäger, 1944, single-seat turbojet interceptor

Heinkel He 162 Volksjäger, 1944, single-seat turbojet interceptor

The Heinkel He 162 Volksjaeger (German, "People's Fighter"), the name of the project of the Emergency Fighter Program design competition, was a German single-engine, jet-powered fighter aircraft fielded by the Luftwaffe in World War II. Designed and built quickly, and made primarily of wood as metals were in very short supply and prioritised for other aircraft, the He 162 was nevertheless the fastest of the first generation of Axis and Allied jets.

The Heinkel He 162 Volksjaeger (German, "People's Fighter"), the name of the project of the Emergency Fighter Program design competition, was a German single-engine, jet-powered fighter aircraft fielded by the Luftwaffe in World War II. Designed and built quickly, and made primarily of wood as metals were in very short supply and prioritised for other aircraft, the He 162 was nevertheless the fastest of the first generation of Axis and Allied jets.

The Heinkel He 162 Volksjäger (German, "People's Fighter")

The Heinkel He 162 Volksjäger (German, "People's Fighter")

https://flic.kr/p/dxWMao | Heinkel He 162 A « Volksjäger » | Un Volksjäger est présenté au public pendant Thanksgiving à Hyde Park, le 14 septembre 1945.  Courtesy www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/10/world-war-ii-after-th...

https://flic.kr/p/dxWMao | Heinkel He 162 A « Volksjäger » | Un Volksjäger est présenté au public pendant Thanksgiving à Hyde Park, le 14 septembre 1945. Courtesy www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/10/world-war-ii-after-th...

Dragon 1/48 He 162 Mistel - Heinkel He 162, Me 262 reconfigured to a drone aircraft with a new warhead nose cone.

Dragon 1/48 He 162 Mistel - Heinkel He 162, Me 262 reconfigured to a drone aircraft with a new warhead nose cone.

Heinkel He 162 prototype profiles looking surprisingly similar to the much-later Fairchild-Republic A-10 Warthog.

Heinkel He 162 prototype profiles looking surprisingly similar to the much-later Fairchild-Republic A-10 Warthog.

Heinkel He 162 A-2 Salamander. Quite a rare bird! #duxford #ww2plane #warbirds #ww2history #excellentaviation #instaplane #instaaviation #heinkel #aircraftsphotos #aviationdaily #aviationphotography

Heinkel He 162 A-2 Salamander. Quite a rare bird! #duxford #ww2plane #warbirds #ww2history #excellentaviation #instaplane #instaaviation #heinkel #aircraftsphotos #aviationdaily #aviationphotography

Heinkel He 162 Salamander - Although Ernst Heinkel named the He 162 the "Spatz" for Sparrow, the He 162 was mostly   known as the "Salamander," because of the creature’s mythical ability to live through fire.

Heinkel He 162 Salamander - Although Ernst Heinkel named the He 162 the "Spatz" for Sparrow, the He 162 was mostly known as the "Salamander," because of the creature’s mythical ability to live through fire.

Heinkel He 162 catturati intatti a fine guerra prestano servizio nella Aviazione Francese, nella R.A.F. e Nell'Aviazione dell'Armata Rossa.

Heinkel He 162 catturati intatti a fine guerra prestano servizio nella Aviazione Francese, nella R.A.F. e Nell'Aviazione dell'Armata Rossa.

Line up of Heinkel He 162 Volksjager (People's Fighter) aircraft at Leck during the surrender, WWII. There were 120 He 162s at the time of Germany's surrender during WWI.  Read more: http://worldwartwo.filminspector.com/2014/12/he-162-salamander.html#ixzz44Fei7icm  Under Creative Commons License: Attribution  Follow us: @jamesjbjorkman on Twitter

Line up of Heinkel He 162 Volksjager (People's Fighter) aircraft at Leck during the surrender, WWII. There were 120 He 162s at the time of Germany's surrender during WWI. Read more: http://worldwartwo.filminspector.com/2014/12/he-162-salamander.html#ixzz44Fei7icm Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Follow us: @jamesjbjorkman on Twitter

Front view of the Heinkel He 162 Volksjager (People's Fighter) aircraft, Luftwaffe 120077.

Front view of the Heinkel He 162 Volksjager (People's Fighter) aircraft, Luftwaffe 120077.

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