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Ba349A Natter (Bachem BP20)  -  Luftwaffe  -  Deutsches Museum  -  23 Feb 2004
The Natter was conceived as a semi-dispensable rocket interceptor.
Development started in August1944, manned flight testing started in February 1945.
Power was by a Walther HWK109-509A bi-fuel liquid rocket and four solid-propellant strap-on boosters.
It was launched vertically on rails, using an 80ft tower.