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Walter HWK109-500 RATO unit Luftwaffenmuseum

Junkers Walter HWK109-500 RATO Unit  -  Luftwaffenmuseum Berlin-Gatow, Germany  - 23 March 2010

Liquid-propellant bi-fuel rocket-assisted take-off unit used with WW2 Luftwaffe aircraft.
The unit was jettisoned after burn-out and a parachute deployed from the front-section to facilitate recovery and re-use.